Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month

Wed
17
Apr

April proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month

Photo by Leslie Baugh, special to the Bulletin

 

Burnet Mayor Crista Goble Bromley (left) presented a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month to members of the Burnet County Child Welfare Board, CASA of the Highland Lakes, and the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center on Tuesday, April 9. The proclamation stated that Burnet County has a great number of children suffering from various types of abuse, and encouraged the community to “join together to raise awareness for those children fallen victim to abuse and neglect throughout the month of April.”

Wed
10
Apr

Sending wishes to heaven

Lew K. Cohn/Burnet Bulletin

 

Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center workers light blue pieces of tissue paper, each with a wish from an adult for a child written on it, during a rally at the Burnet County Courthouse Tuesday. The charred remains of paper float up like a wish going to heaven. This replaces the traditional April balloon launch as it is more environmentally friendly.

Wed
10
Apr

County recognizes Child Abuse Awareness Month

Lew K. Cohn/Burnet Bulletin

 

Burnet County Commissioners welcomed representatives from CASA, Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center and the Burnet County Child Welfare Board to the Courthouse for a proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Fri
05
Apr

Protecting Burnet County kids is everyone's job

By Caroline Ragsdill

President

Burnet County Child Welfare Board

Members of the Burnet County Child Welfare Board, Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center, and CASA of the Highland Lakes will join together in kicking off Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month this week.

The BCWB, HCCAC, and CASA invite the community to witness a reading of a Proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month at Commissioners court Tuesday, April 9 at 9 a.m. at the Burnet County Courthouse, 220 South Pierce Street, Burnet, followed by a balloon release on the courthouse lawn to honor child abuse victims.

While it is good to bring awareness during April, child abuse is with us every day of every year, and we as a community need to be aware of the problem and take action when needed. We probably all have childhood memories of holding a pinwheel out the car window to let it spin in the wind.

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