NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH, 2010
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Our children are our most valuable resource, and they need
our support to thrive and grow into healthy, productive adults.
During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we renew our
unwavering commitment to protecting children and responding to
child abuse, promoting healthy families, and building a brighter
future for all Americans.
Every child deserves a nurturing family and a safe
environment, free from fear, abuse, and neglect. Tragically,
sexual, emotional, and physical abuse threaten too many children
every day in communities across our Nation. Parents, guardians,
relatives, and neighbors all share a responsibility to prevent
these devastating crimes, and our government plays a critical
role as well.
My Administration is committed to helping future
generations succeed. We are focused on engaging parents
in their children’s early learning and development, ensuring
the safety and well-being of all families, and creating
opportunities for all Americans. We are also partnering with
Federal, State, and local agencies to better coordinate early
childhood services and improve the lives of young children
and their families.
Together, we can ensure that every child grows up in
a safe, stable, and nurturing environment, free from
abuse and neglect. I encourage all Americans to visit:
http://www.ChildWelfare.gov/Preventing to learn what they can do
to stop child abuse in their communities.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the
United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in
me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby
proclaim April 2010 as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs
and activities that help prevent child abuse and provide for
children’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
first day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten,
and of the Independence of the United States of America the
two hundred and thirty-fourth.