Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Preventing child abuse is dependent on the involvement of our community

Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month and presented the proclamation to District Attorney Dan Rubinstein, National Director for Project 1.27 Janet Rowland and Department of Human Services personnel.
Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month in the Grand Valley and called upon all citizens, community agencies, religious organizations, medical facilities and businesses to participate in programs and activities that help prevent child abuse, thereby strengthening our community.

The majority of child abuse cases stem from situations and conditions that are preventable in an engaged and supportive community. Child abuse and neglect not only directly harms children, but also increases the likelihood of criminal behavior, drug abuse, and risky behavior such as smoking and alcohol abuse.

After accepting the Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month proclamation, District Attorney Dan Rubinstein shares with the commissioners that this month is not just about reporting and addressing child abuse but finding better ways to prevent crimes from ever occurring as a community effort.
All citizens should become involved in efforts to support families, so that children may be raised in a safe, nurturing environment.

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