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Proclamation of the City of Horseshoe Bay
Declaring April 2017 – Blue Ribbon Month
as “National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month”
WHEREAS, in 2015, an estimated 1,670 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States. Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the US annually. CPS protects more than 3 million children; and
WHEREAS, being that our children are our future, any type of child abuse is a serious problem affecting every single person in our community, and finding remedies requires input and especially action from every single person in our community; and
WHEREAS, our children will shape the future of Llano County and the State of Texas; and
WHEREAS, child abuse can have long-term psychological, emotional, and physical effects that can have lifelong consequences; and
WHEREAS, child abuse prevention is meaningful because of the connections and partnerships created between child welfare, education, health, community and faith based organizations, businesses, and law enforcement agencies; and
WHEREAS, our community must make every effort to report any suspected child abuse to the CPS hotline 1-800-252-5400; and
WHEREAS, our community acknowledges that we must continue to work harder to increase awareness about child abuse; and
WHEREAS, prevention remains the best defense for our children.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED by the City Council of the City of Horseshoe Bay, Texas:
NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION MONTH
PASSED AND APPROVED this 21st day of March 2017 by the City Council of the City of Horseshoe Bay, Texas.