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Proclamations

Each year in April, the President of the United States issues a proclamation to announce National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Many State Governors also issue proclamations to encourage public awareness of child abuse and neglect, recommit State resources to the cause, and promote community involvement through State and local activities.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2016
The White House
Presents the President of the United States of America's proclamation.

Report Shows Steady Decrease in Child Abuse and Neglect
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Reviews trends from the annual Child Maltreatment report.

State proclamations

Alabama (2016) (PDF - 506 KB)
Governor Robert Bentley proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Alaska (2016)
Governor Janice Brewer proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Florida (2016) (PDF - 216 KB)
Board of County Commissioners proclaim Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

iIllinois (2015) (PDF - 106 KB)
Governor Bruce Rauner proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Iowa (2015)
Governor Terry Branstand proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Massachusetts (2015)
Governor Charles Baker proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Michigan (2015) (PDF - 828 KB)
Governor Rick Snyder proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Montana (2015)
Mayor John Engen proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Nevada (2016)
Governor Brian Sandoval proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

New Mexico (2016) (PDF - 138 KB)
Governor Susana Martinez proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

New York (2015) (PDF - 906 KB)
Governor Andrew Cuomo proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

North Carolina (2016) (PDF - 69.6 KB)
Governor Pat McCrory proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month.

North Dakota (2016)
Governor Jack Dalrymple proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Oklahoma (2014) (PDF - 270 KB)
Governor Mary Fallin proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

Ohio (2016)
The Ohio State Senate proclaims Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

Pennsylvania (2016)
Governor Tom Wolf proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

South Carolina (2016)
The South Carolina State Senate proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month.

South Dakota (2015)
Governor Dennis Dangaard proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Tennessee (2016) (PDF - 598 KB)
Governor Bill Haslam proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Texas (2016)
Governor Greg Abbott proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Utah (2015)
Mayor Leland Howlett proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Vermont (2016) (PDF - 278 KB)
Governor Peter Shumlin proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Virginia (2016)
Governor Terence R. McAuliffe proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month.