ORLANDO (CityofOrlando.net) – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and to raise awareness for this critical cause, Mayor Buddy Dyer hosted a press conference at City Hall on Thursday, April 17 with Children’s Advocacy Centers for Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Brevard Counties, along with government officials from the region.
During the event, Mayor Dyer issued a proclamation, declaring April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in the City of Orlando.
PROCLAMATION – CITY OF ORLANDO
WHEREAS, child abuse and neglect is a complex and ongoing problem in our society, affecting many children in Metro Orlando; and
WHEREAS, every child is entitled to be loved, cared for, nurtured, feel secure and free from verbal, sexual, emotional and physical abuse and neglect; and
WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of every adult who comes in contact with a child to protect that child’s inalienable right to a safe and nurturing childhood; and
WHEREAS, Orlando has dedicated individuals and organizations who work daily to counter the problem of child maltreatment and to help parents obtain the assistance they need; and
WHEREAS, our communities are stronger when all citizens become aware of ways to prevent child abuse and become involved in supporting parents to raise their children in a safe and nurturing environment; and
WHEREAS, effective child abuse prevention programs succeed because of partnerships among families, social service agencies, schools, religious and civic organizations, law enforcement agencies and the business community; and
WHEREAS, all citizens, community agencies, faith organizations, businesses and government groups will work together to increase their efforts to support families;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BUDDY DYER, Mayor of the City of Orlando, hereby do proclaim the month of April 2014 as “CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH” in the City of Orlando.