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Gov. Gavin Newsom issues proclamation declaring April 2020 as 'Child Abuse Prevention Month'

Governor Gavin Newsom has proclaimed April 2020 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in the state of California.

Posted: Apr 7, 2020 3:24 PM
Updated: Apr 7, 2020 3:27 PM

CALIFORNIA – Governor Gavin Newsom has proclaimed April 2020 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in the state of California.

Newsom said in part, “During Child Abuse Prevention Month, we shine a light on the scourge of child abuse and commit ourselves to taking action to protect the youngest Californians.”

The governor added that child abuse and neglect is a problem that should be taken seriously as it affects communities all over.
“Too many children are robbed of their health and happiness and, in some tragic cases, their lives,” Newsom said in his proclamation.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents serious risk factors for many families, Newsom added that without the structure and safety of school, children who were already vulnerable to abuse and neglect at home face a now greater threat.

“We recognize that many parents who have lost jobs and income due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be feeling overwhelmed and strained,” Newsom said.

The governor said Californian’s can help by simply reaching out to support a parent who is struggling.

Suspected child abuse can be reported to county child protective services or child welfare agencies. If it’s an emergency, you can dial 911. If you’re a parent feeling overwhelmed, dial 211, your local county mental health crisis line.

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