Brevard County Board of County Commissioners Declares April As Child Abuse Prevention Month
By Space Coast Daily // March 27, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017 is “Wear Blue Day”
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Board of County Commissioners issued a proclamation to The Child Abuse Prevention Task Force (CAPTF) declaring April 2017 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Brevard County.
CAPTF of Brevard County has been working to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect in our community since 1996 and was developed to facilitate strategies within the community to prevent child abuse and neglect by impacting parents and their parenting practices.
CAPTF works collaboratively with its member organizations to coordinate, cooperate, and promote prevention of child abuse and neglect through community awareness and education.
The pinwheel has become the National symbol for child abuse prevention. It represents hope, health and happiness for children everywhere. It represents our efforts to ensure the healthy development of all children.
Friday, April 7, 2017 is “Wear Blue Day”, where individuals and organizations across Florida will band together to make a visible commitment to preventing child abuse and supporting strong families and healthy children throughout the State.
On this day, The Honorable Judge Kelly McKibben will be reading a proclamation to announce April as Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Moore Justice Center at 12 p.m. In addition, pinwheels will be planted at the courthouse to help spread awareness.
For more information about child abuse prevention programs and activities during the month of April and throughout the year, contact the Brevard County Child Abuse Prevention Task Force on the web at www.captfbrevard.com