Category: Press Releases
Posted By: Denise Gallagher
The Board of County
Commissioners is pictured with representatives from the Florida Department of
Children and Families, Kids Central Inc., Jessie’s Place, Citrus County
Schools, FL Department of Health, the Centers Inc., Early Learning Coalition of
Citrus County, Guardian ad Litem Program, Citrus County Abuse Shelter
Association and the Community Alliance of Citrus County.
Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their
regular meeting on April 11, 2017 proclaiming the month of April 2017 as Child
Abuse Awareness Month.
child deserves a promise of love and protection. Florida’s prosperity depends
on fostering the healthy development of its four million children currently
living, growing and learning within our many diverse communities. We must make
children a top priority and take action to support the physical, social,
emotional and educational development and competency of all children.
child abuse prevention programs succeed due to partnerships and alliances among
parents, state agencies, schools, faith based, non-profit and business
organizations, law enforcement and the judicial system. Parents and caregivers
who are connected to their local communities are more resilient and better able
to provide safe environments and nurturing experiences for their children.
Board of County Commissioners recognizes April 2017 as Child Abuse Awareness
Month in Citrus County, and calls the observance to the attention of all