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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Governor Robert F. McDonell Recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

CERTIFICATE of RECOGNITION

By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution in the Governor of the

Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

WHEREAS, the health and safety of all Virginians is important to the happiness,

prosperity and well-being of our Commonwealth’s families and communities; and

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 stein 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 enviromnent; 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, I, Robert F. McDonnell, do hereby recognize April 2012

as CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF

VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.

To view the signed Certificate of Recognition by Governor McDonnell, please click here