Child Abuse Awareness Month Proclamation by Mayor Karen Alexander

April 7, 2021

WHEREAS, Child Abuse Awareness Month takes place in April as a time for communities to come together to build caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children; and WHEREAS, all adults play a role in building the safe, stable, nurturing homes and environments needed for the healthy development of our future generation of parents, leaders, and community members; and WHEREAS, children are vital to our state’s future success, prosperity and quality of life as well as being our most vulnerable assets; and WHEREAS, child abuse and neglect is a community responsibility affecting both the current and future quality of life of a community; and WHEREAS, communities that provide parents with the social support, knowledge of parenting and child development and concrete resources they need to cope with stress and nurture their children ensure all children grow to their full potential; and WHEREAS, effective child abuse prevention strategies succeed because of partnerships created among citizens, human service agencies, schools, faith communities, health care providers, civic organizations, law enforcement agencies, and the business community.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Karen K. Alexander, Mayor of the City of Salisbury Do HEREBY PROCLAIM the month of April 2021 as CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH in Salisbury, and call upon all citizens and the community to support families, thereby preventing child abuse and strengthening the community in which we live. This the 6th day of April 2021.

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