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The Lombard Jr. Women's Club recently attended a Village Board Meeting to help raise awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
In response, Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio presented a proclamation, in order to call attention to the cause.
The Proclamation reads:
PROCLAMATION: CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
WHEREAS, child abuse prevention is a community problem and finding solutions dependson involvement among people throughout the community; and
WHEREAS, statistics of children who are abused and neglected escalate each year and inDuPage County the number of reported child abuse cases was over 3,300 in2011; and
WHEREAS, the effects of child abuse are felt by whole communities, and need to beaddressed by the entire community; and
WHEREAS, effective child abuse prevention programs succeed because of partnershipscreated among the courts, social service agencies, schools, religiousorganizations, law enforcement agencies, and the business community; and
WHEREAS, youth-serving prevention programs offer positive alternatives for youngpeople and encourage youth to develop strong ties to their community; and
WHEREAS, all citizens should become more aware of child abuse and its prevention withinthe community, and to become involved in supporting parents to raise theirchildren in a safe, nurturing environment;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Keith Giagnorio, Village President of the Village of Lombard, do herebyproclaim April 2016 as CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH in Lombard and callupon all residents, community agencies, religious organizations, medicalfacilities, and businesses to increase their participation in our efforts to preventchild abuse, thereby strengthening the communities in which we live.
For more information please visit www.childwelfare.gov.