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“CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH”
WHEREAS, as children are vital to our state’s future success, prosperity and quality of life as well as being our most vulnerable assets: andWHEREAS, 1,244 children in Orange County were referred to Social Services for suspected child abuse or neglect last year; and
WHEREAS, all children deserve to have the safe, stable, nurturing homes and communities they need to foster their healthy growth and development; 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, Help and information can be found at the following resources:
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina – 919-829-8009
Child Abuse Hotline - 800-422-4453
Orange County Department of Social Services – 919-245-2818
Child Protective Services – Dept. of Social Services (abuse reporting)Orange County 919-968-2000, ext. 224Orange County Family Resource Centers - 919-490-5577, ext. 5
Orange County Partnership for Young Children - 919-967-9091
WHEREAS, partnerships created among citizens, human service agencies, schools, faith communities, health care providers, civic organizations, law enforcement agencies, and the business community can all be effective in the prevention of child abuse.NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Lydia E. Lavelle, Mayor of the Town of Carrboro, North Carolina, do hereby proclaim April 2017 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” and call upon all citizens, community agencies, faith groups, medical facilities, elected leaders and businesses to increase their participation in our efforts to support families, thereby preventing child abuse and strengthening the communities in which we live.
This the11th day of April 2017