City of Brooksville Honors Child Abuse Prevention Awareness
On April 1, 2022, as a part of Child Abuse Prevention Wear Blue Day, many City of Brooksville City employees donned blue clothing in support of raising awareness for Child Abuse Prevention.
City of Brooksville Honors Child Abuse Prevention Awareness During Wear Blue Day
Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month starts with Wear Blue Day. Child Abuse Prevention Month was created because child abuse and neglect was both widespread and too often invisible. This campaign recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect.
“We are wearing blue today to bring awareness and support for child abuse prevention in
an effort to help protect our children, the world’s most valuable resource.”, stated Brooksville
City Manager Ron Snowberger.
April was formally established as the first National Child Abuse Prevention month in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan. In the proclamation, Reagan said that the “health and well-being of our children underlie the future of our Nation.” The proclamation is to raise awareness for the need for efforts to be made to prevent child abuse in the hopes of giving very child a chance to succeed and to ensuring that every child grows up in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment that is free from abuse and neglect.
Brooksville City Council will be also be proclaiming April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the City of Brooksville during the Monday, April 4, 2022, regular City Council Meeting.