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WHEREAS, all children deserve safe, stable environments and healthy child development is the foundation for community and economic development; and

WHEREAS, child abuse is a serious problem affecting every segment of our community, with more than 37,000 Child Protective Services referrals received in state fiscal year 2018, and finding solutions requires discussion and action; and

WHEREAS, effective child abuse prevention strategies succeed because of partnerships created among citizens, human service agencies, schools, faith communities, health care providers, civic organizations, law enforcement agencies, and the business community; 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, throughout the month of April, Nevadans from across the 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;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim April 2019 as

Child Abuse Prevention Month in Nevada

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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 28th day of March, 2019

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