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File #: 18-0189    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/23/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/3/2018 Final action: 4/3/2018
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, on behalf of the El Dorado County Child Abuse Prevention Council, recommending the Board: 1) Adopt a Proclamation recognizing April 2018 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in El Dorado County; and 2) Receive and file a presentation by the Child Abuse Prevention Council. (Est. Time: 10 Min.) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - CAP proclamation-04-03-18, 2. Executed Proclamation, 3. Child Abuse Prevention Council handout BOS Rcvd 4-3-18
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Health and Human Services Agency, on behalf of the El Dorado County Child Abuse Prevention Council, recommending the Board:
1) Adopt a Proclamation recognizing April 2018 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in El Dorado County; and
2) Receive and file a presentation by the Child Abuse Prevention Council. (Est. Time: 10 Min.)

FUNDING: N/A
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), on behalf of the El Dorado County Child Abuse Prevention Council, is recommending that, in recognition of the precious nature of the Children of our community and the need to prevent Child abuse from continuing, so the Children may grow up to reach their best potential, the Board proclaim the month of April 2018 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in El Dorado County.

By issuing this proclamation, the Board formally recognizes the need to prevent Child Abuse in our community. We must guard our children and join with citizens in our communities who are working to eliminate child abuse. We should also be engaging the public in efforts to strengthen and support families and enhance parenting skills.

For over 20 years, the El Dorado Child Abuse Prevention Council has served the County of El Dorado.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
Increasing public awareness of the need to ensure the safety and welfare of children led to the passage of the first Federal child protection legislation, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), in 1974. While CAPTA has been amended many times over the years, most recently by the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, the purpose of the original legislation remains intact. Today, the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the Federal agency charged with supporting States, Tribes, and communities in providing programs and services to protect children and strengthen families.

In 1982 the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives re...

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