April is Child Abuse Prevention Month


WELD COUNTY, CO – This year, Weld County recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and reaffirms its commitment to preventing child abuse and improving the quality of life for all children and families in the county. of Weld.

At a recent board meeting, the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed April Child Abuse Prevention Month in Weld County, declaring that all children deserve safe, loving homes and communities. and caring to support their healthy growth and development.

Staff from the Prevention and Family Resources and Child Welfare divisions and community partners, such as Life Stories Child and Family Advocacy, attended.

“We appreciate the county’s efforts to help us (Life Stories) for so many years and our services to children. Unfortunately, we still do, and hopefully we learn every day how to provide even better services for children. Yet we value our partnerships and couldn’t do it alone. said Gwen Schooley, executive director of Life Stories.

When children and families need help, the Weld County Department of Social Services is there to provide a level of support to prevent family breakdown and keep children safe.

This month and throughout the year, the Weld County government encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Weld County a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources to care for their children, we can help promote the social and emotional well-being of children and young people and prevent child abuse at home. within families and communities.

“In Weld County, we are grateful to have strong and enduring community collaborations and partnerships, which allow us to leverage programs and resources and create strong, thriving children and families by working together.” Said Jamie Ulrich, director of the Weld County Department of Social Services. “The future prosperity of our community depends on our ability to support the health and well-being of the next generation.

For more information on the Weld County Department of Social Services and Prevention Division, please visithttps://www.weldgov.com/Government/Departments/Human-Services/Family-Resource.

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