WHEREAS, April was first declared “Child Abuse Prevention Month” by Presidential Proclamation in 1985, and
WHEREAS, organizations dedicated to protecting children have used this special time of year to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse, and
WHEREAS, the month of April is devoted to celebrating all the activities to transform communities into places that care about families and children, and
WHEREAS, Child Abuse Prevention Month is about connecting all of those concepts so that solutions to child abuse may be achieved.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Select Board of the Town of Amherst, declare April of 2011 to be CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
In the Town of Amherst and directs that the Children’s Memorial Flag be raised at the Town Common on April 7, 2011.
VOTED AND DATED this 21st day of March, 2011
AMHERST SELECT BOARD