April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, as proclaimed by the Routt County Commissioners. The proclamation states that we all have a responsibility, as individuals, neighbors, community members and citizens of Routt County, Colorado, to help create healthy, safe and nurturing experiences for children. Commissioners are asking that everyone in Routt County engage in activities that strengthen families in our community so that our children can have happy, healthy and safe childhoods in Routt County. Here is the full proclamation.
April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in Routt County, Colorado
Whereas, The Routt County Department of Human Services and other local, state and national organizations are proclaiming April 2021 as Child Abuse Prevention Month; and
Whereas, We all have a responsibility, as individuals, neighbors, community members and citizens of Routt County, Colorado, to help create healthy, safe and nurturing experiences for children; and
Whereas, Safe and healthy childhoods help produce confident and successful adults; and
Whereas, Child abuse and neglect often occurs when people find themselves in stressful situations, without the knowledge of community resources, and they don’t know how to cope; and
Whereas, A significant number of child abuse cases stem from situations and conditions that are preventable in an engaged and supportive community; and
Whereas, Child abuse and neglect can be reduced by making sure every family has the support they need and deserve to raise their children in a healthy environment; and
Whereas, It is recognized that no one person can do everything, but that everyone can do something, and together we can create change for the better; and
Whereas, Wearing or displaying a BLUE RIBBON in April will serve as a positive reminder that together, we can prevent child abuse and keep children safe;
The Routt County Board of County Commissioners do hereby proclaim April 2021 as CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH in Routt County, and we urge all citizens to engage in activities that strengthen families in our community to provide the optimal environment for children to learn, grow and thrive so that all children have the benefit of happy, healthy and safe childhoods in Routt County.