NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION MONTH
WHEREAS, in Federal fiscal year 2017, 4.1 million reports were made to child protective services; and
WHEREAS child abuse and neglect is a serious problem affecting every segment of our community, and finding solutions requires input and action from everyone in our community; and
WHEREAS, our children are our most valuable resources and will shape the future of New Mexico; and
WHEREAS, child abuse can have long‐term psychological, emotional, and physical effects that have lasting consequences for victims of abuse; and
WHEREAS, protective factors are conditions that reduce or eliminate risk and promote the social, emotional, and developmental well‐being of children;
WHEREAS, effective child abuse prevention activities succeed because of the partnerships created between child welfare, education, health, community‐ and faith‐based organizations, and businesses and law enforcement agencies; and
WHEREAS, communities must make every effort to promote programs and activities that create strong and thriving children and families;
WHEREAS, we acknowledge that we must work together as a community to increase awareness about child abuse and contribute to promote the social and emotional well‐being of children and families in a safe, stable, nurturing environment.
WHEREAS, Prevention remains the best defense for our children and families;
NOW, THEREFORE, The Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home, a safe haven for children from hard places, a refuge for at-risk children recognizes April as NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION MONTH and urge all our supporters to recognize this month by dedicating themselves to the task of improving the quality of life for all children and families.
Everett White, Executive Director
Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home
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