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WHEREAS, the State of Nevada recognizes the benefit of support groups for children, teens and families who have experienced a traumatic event or illness; and

WHEREAS, group members provide emotional support, learn new ways to cope, discover strategies for improvement, and help others while helping themselves in a safe and confidential environment; and

WHEREAS, peer support groups empower participants, and peers act as role models by inspiring others through their progress and ability to grow f om adversity; and

WHEREAS, support groups are a safe place to share personal stories, issues, struggles, and thoughts and talking to others in peer support groups reduces anxiety, improves self-esteem and provides a sense of well-being; and

WHEREAS, organizations across the Silver State strive to provide peer support to children who have experienced a traumatic event or illness and we recognize the benefits of support to help children, teens and families adjust to changes in their lives;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  April 28, 2017 as

 Children's Peer Support Group Awareness Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson