Burnet County Child Welfare Board

Tue
09
Apr

City of Marble Falls declares April Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

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The city of Marble Falls declared April Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, during their April 2 regular meeting. Members of entities which provide resources offered the latest figures, programs and efforts to protect children. Pictured are: Caroline Ragsdale, Marsha Neel and Jane Graves of the Burnet County Child Welfare Board, Marble Falls Mayor John Packer, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Development Coordinator Kerry Trull, Kaylee Gains and Ken Nickel of the Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center and Burnet County Magistrate Kirk Noaker.

Thu
05
Apr

Go Blue on Friday

Savanna Greg/The Highlander

Members of the Burnet County Child Welfare Board are reminding everyone that Friday is Go Blue Day, a day to wear blue in support of April as Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month. They hung shoes in the trees around the Burnet County Courthouse to highlight the number of children in foster care, the vulnerable population they serve in their efforts.

 

April is Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month all across America and the first Friday in April, April 6, is Go BLUE Day when people wear blue ribbons as a sign of awareness and pray for victims of abuse and neglect.

Right here in Burnet County three organizations are on the frontline of work toward one goal.

They are the Burnet County Child Welfare Board (BCCWB), the Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center (HCCAC) and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for the Highland Lakes all are involved with protecting our most vulnerable children, those in the foster care system.

“While each has a specific role in that task, they are often misunderstood,” said Caroline Ragsdill, president of the BCCWB. “But each has a special role.”

BCCWB

Thu
07
Apr

April 8 is Texas Go Blue Day

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER
At the Tuesday, April 5, meeting of the Marble Falls City Council, Mayor John Packer, right, proclaims April Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Pictured are, from left, Pam Rodgers, volunteer coordinator for the Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center (HCCAC) and members of the Burnet County Child Welfare Board (CWB) Jan Graves, president Caroline Ragsdill and Carolyn Beck.

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH

THE HIGHLANDER

Texas is going blue on Friday, April 8—Texas Go Blue Day—to be followed April 24 with Blue Sunday.

The Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards and its member board in Burnet County are observing Texas Go Blue Day in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and thousands of Texans are wearing the official color of prevention to show their support for the protection of the state's children.

“No one likes to think that it happens in their town, but it does, said Caroline Ragsdill, president of the Burnet County Child Welfare Board (CWB). “Burnet County is no exception when it comes to child abuse.

Tue
05
Apr

Texas Go Blue Day is Friday, April 8

Set out your blue duds for Friday.

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH
THE HIGHLANDER
Texas will be going blue for at least one day this year—Friday, April 8—Texas Go Blue Day. 
The Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards and its member board in Burnet County are observing Texas Go Blue Day in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Thousands of Texans will wear blue, the official color of prevention, to show their support for children.
Across the county, cities are joining in with proclamations and the Burnet County Commissioners Court will recognize local efforts in their meeting Tuesday, April 12.
“We will be there with representatives of Child Protective Services and Court Appointed Special Advocates for the Highland Lakes,” said Caroline Ragsdill, president of the Burnet County Child Welfare Board. “We hope everyone will join us in recognition of the month by wearing blue on Friday.”
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