WHEREAS, the children of Nevada are our most valuable resources as they will shape the future of our great state; and
WHEREAS, child abuse is a serious problem affecting every segment of our community and finding solutions requires discussion and action; and
WHEREAS, effective child abuse prevention activities are need to ensure that children live in safe, stable and nurturing environments since healthy child development is the foundation for our community and economic development; and
WHEREAS, our state must make every effort to promote programs and activities that benefit our children and families by working to increase awareness about child abuse and promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families; and
WHEREAS, prevention activities will succeed because of the meaningful relationships created between welfare, education, health and community-based organizations, business and law enforcement agencies; and
WHEREAS, prevention remains the best defense of our children and families as studies have shown that abuse and neglect have far reaching consequences for victims, families, communities and the economy; and
WHEREAS, throughout the month of April, Nevadans from all across the Silver State will display pinwheels and plant pinwheel gardens as a symbolic expression of our state’s collective commitment to protecting our children and providing them with safe, positive and nurturing environments;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 7th day of March, 2018.