DHS Child Abuse Prevention Month

Download: DHS Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month

WHEREAS, children are key to the countys future success, prosperity and quality of life and,
while
children are our most vulnerable; and

WHEREAS, every child is entitled to be loved, cared for, nurtured, feel secure and be free from
verbal, sexual, emotional, physical abuse and neglect; and

WHEREAS, child abuse and neglect can be prevented by supporting and strengthening Baca
County families, thus preventing the farreaching effects of maltreatment, providing the
opportunity for
children to develop healthy, trusting family bonds; and consequently, building
the foundations of communities; and

WHEREAS, we must come together as partners so that the voices of our children are heard by
all, and we are as a community, aware of child maltreatment prevention and working to extend a helping hand to children and families in need; and

WHEREAS, by providing a safe and nurturing environment for our children, free of violence,
abuse
, and neglect, we can ensure that children will grow to their full potential as the next
generation of
leaders, helping to secure the future of this county, state, and nation;

NOW, therefore, we, Baca County Board of Commissioners, Baca County Department of
Human Services and Baca County Child Protection Team, do hereby proclaim April 2020 as
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH