National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2014, 18977-18978 [2014-07778]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 65 / Friday, April 4, 2014 / Presidential Documents 18977 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9094 of March 31, 2014 National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In the United States of America, every child should have every chance in life, every chance at happiness, and every chance at success. Yet tragically, hundreds of thousands of young Americans shoulder the burden of abuse or neglect. As a Nation, we must do better. During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we strengthen our resolve to give every young person the security, opportunity, and bright future they deserve. We all have a role to play in preventing child abuse and neglect and in helping young victims recover. From parents and guardians to educators and community leaders, each of us can help carve out safe places for young people to build their confidence and pursue their dreams. I also encourage Americans to be aware of warning signs of child abuse and neglect, including sudden changes in behavior or school performance, untreated physical or medical issues, lack of adult supervision, and constant alertness, as though preparing for something bad to happen. To learn more about how you can prevent child abuse, visit www.ChildWelfare.gov/Preventing. Raising a healthy next generation is both a moral obligation and a national imperative. That is why my Administration is building awareness, strengthening responses to child abuse, and translating science and research—what we know works for kids and families—into practice. I also signed legislation to create the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, and we are providing additional resources and training to State and local governments and supporting extensive research into the causes and longterm consequences of abuse and neglect. Our Nation thrives when we recognize that we all have a stake in each other. This month and throughout the year, let us come together—as families, communities, and Americans—to ensure every child can pursue their dreams in a safe and loving home. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCD1 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2014 as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities that help prevent child abuse and provide for children’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:47 Apr 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD1.SGM 04APD1 18978 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 65 / Friday, April 4, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth. [FR Doc. 2014–07778 Filed 4–3–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:47 Apr 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD1.SGM 04APD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCD1 Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 65 (Friday, April 4, 2014)]
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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 65 / Friday, April 4, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9094 of March 31, 2014

                
National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In the United States of America, every child should 
                have every chance in life, every chance at happiness, 
                and every chance at success. Yet tragically, hundreds 
                of thousands of young Americans shoulder the burden of 
                abuse or neglect. As a Nation, we must do better. 
                During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we 
                strengthen our resolve to give every young person the 
                security, opportunity, and bright future they deserve.

                We all have a role to play in preventing child abuse 
                and neglect and in helping young victims recover. From 
                parents and guardians to educators and community 
                leaders, each of us can help carve out safe places for 
                young people to build their confidence and pursue their 
                dreams. I also encourage Americans to be aware of 
                warning signs of child abuse and neglect, including 
                sudden changes in behavior or school performance, 
                untreated physical or medical issues, lack of adult 
                supervision, and constant alertness, as though 
                preparing for something bad to happen. To learn more 
                about how you can prevent child abuse, visit 
                www.ChildWelfare.gov/Preventing.

                Raising a healthy next generation is both a moral 
                obligation and a national imperative. That is why my 
                Administration is building awareness, strengthening 
                responses to child abuse, and translating science and 
                research--what we know works for kids and families--
                into practice. I also signed legislation to create the 
                Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect 
                Fatalities, and we are providing additional resources 
                and training to State and local governments and 
                supporting extensive research into the causes and long-
                term consequences of abuse and neglect.

                Our Nation thrives when we recognize that we all have a 
                stake in each other. This month and throughout the 
                year, let us come together--as families, communities, 
                and Americans--to ensure every child can pursue their 
                dreams in a safe and loving home.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim April 2014 as 
                National Child Abuse Prevention Month. I call upon all 
                Americans to observe this month with programs and 
                activities that help prevent child abuse and provide 
                for children's physical, emotional, and developmental 
                needs.

[[Page 18978]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                eighth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2014-07778
Filed 4-3-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4