Skip to contentSkip to navigation

County Commission proclaim April 2015 as "Child Abuse Prevention Month"

Post Date: 
Thu, 04/02/2015 - 5:00pm

Office of the County Commission 
PROCLAMATION
Child Abuse Prevention Month
April 2015
For Douglas County, Kansas

WHEREAS: Children are key to the county’s future success, prosperity and quality of life and, while children are our most  valuable resource, they are also our most vulnerable; and

WHEREAS: Children have a right to be safe and to be provided an opportunity to thrive, learn and grow; and

WHEREAS: Child abuse and neglect can be prevented by supporting and strengthening families in Douglas County,  Kansas’ through the 5 Protective Factors:  1. Nurturing and Attachment, 2. Knowledge of Child/Youth  Development, 3. Parental Resilience, 4. Social Connections and 5. Concrete Supports for Parents; 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 extending a helping hand to children and families in need; and

WHEREAS:  By providing safe, stable and nurturing relationships for our children, free of violence, bullying,  abuse and  neglect, we can ensure that Douglas County’s 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, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County, Kansas, hereby proclaim April 2015 as Child Abuse Prevention month.

ADOPTED THIS 1ST DAY OF April 2015  

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS