NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
WHEREAS, preventing child abuse and neglect is a community problem that depends on involvement among people throughout the community; and
WHEREAS, child maltreatment occurs when people find themselves in stressful situations, without community resources, and don’t know how to cope; and
WHEREAS, the majority of child abuse cases stem from situations and conditions that are preventable in an engaged and supportive community; and
WHEREAS, all citizens should become involved in supporting families in raising their children in a safe, nurturing environment; and
WHEREAS, effective child abuse prevention programs succeed because of partnerships created among families, social service agencies, schools, faith communities, civic organizations, law enforcement agencies, and the business community.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Nelson County Board of Supervisors do hereby recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and call upon all citizens, community agencies, faith groups, medical facilities, and businesses to increase their participation in our efforts to support families, thereby preventing child abuse and neglect and strengthening the communities in which we live.