FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/01/2015
Rep. White Reminds Texans of National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Austin, TX - April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time designated to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.
This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. This act was the first Federal child protection legislation and marked the beginning of a new national response to the problem of child abuse and neglect.
State Representative James White encourages Southeast Texans to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies to promote prevention across the state. It is important and vital that we recognize and find strategies to bring awareness to this issue that impacts all of us as a community. "Awareness is the first step to create change and together Southeast Texans can help in taking action to end child abuse once and for all," said Rep. White.
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