(Neb.)- April Proclaimed As Child Abuse Prevention Month
(Hemingford)-PPHD’s board of directors have proclaimed the month of April 2013 as Child Abuse Prevention month and call upon everyone to support their efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect before it occurs. “We all have the power to protect a child.
“All citizens share the responsibility of preventing child abuse and neglect before it ever occurs,” Kim Engel, director with Panhandle Public Health District said. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
“Child abuse and neglect can be prevented by making sure each family and community has the knowledge, resources, skills and support they need to provide a healthy, safe and nurturing environment for all children,” Engel added. “Effective child abuse prevention efforts succeed in part because of partnerships created between state, regional and local health and social service agencies, faith and medical communities, schools, civic organizations, law enforcement and the business community.”
If you suspect that a child is being abuse or neglected. Call the anonymous Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline at 1-800-652-1999,” Engel concluded.
For additional information about child abuse prevention, visit www.pphd.org or call PPHD at 308-487-3600 or toll free at 866-701-7173.
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