child abuse prevention month


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.


Texas Go Blue Day is Friday, April 8

Set out your blue duds for Friday.

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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