Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center

Tue
09
Apr

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

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

 

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
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.

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