Resolution to raise awareness of tragic abuse
State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian introduced House Resolution 58 to declare this April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Michigan. The resolution encourages “all Michiganders to work to build safe communities, promote strong families, and raise healthy children by supporting those who are striving to end the tragic abuse and neglect of children.”
“Child abuse and neglect prevention is one of the most critical issues we can address in our country, and, sadly, cases of child abuse and neglect in Michigan are in the tens of thousands,” Kahle said. “Communities can and should take concrete actions, like providing preventative resources, developing training, raising public awareness and promoting policies that strengthen our families.”
Child abuse and neglect affect youth of all races and socio-economic backgrounds. Abuse in childhood has long-lasting repercussions for victims, their families and communities.
Rep. Kahle was joined by Amanda Davis Scott, Program Director for the Lenawee County Child Advocacy Center (LCCAC). The LCCAC provides vital support to the child survivors of abuse through forensic interviews and crisis counseling.
The resolution was adopted with overwhelming bipartisan support.