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Regardless of who they are or the circumstances of their birth, each child deserves to be cared for, cherished, and kept safe from harm. Tragically, abuse and neglect erode this promise for hundreds of thousands of America’s daughters and sons each year. This is an injustice. It is contrary to the values of good caretaking and the principles of our Nation, and it must not be tolerated. This month, we celebrate the love and courage it takes to raise a child; we reaffirm the fundamental human rights of all children to live free from violence and abuse; and we rededicate ourselves to ending the cycle of harm too many girls and boys face. A strong, stable family is the best foundation for a promising childhood, and when parents and caregivers have support—from loved ones, friends, and their community—they are more likely to provide safe and healthy environments for children. It is important for all people to recognize the signs of child neglect and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, including sudden changes in behavior or school performance and untreated physical or medical issues. Reporting any concerns could protect a child and connect a family with the help they need. To learn more about how to prevent and report child abuse, visit www.ChildWelfare.gov/Preventing. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS My Administration is committed to strengthening our Nation’s families and doing everything we can to make it easier for mothers and fathers to care and provide for their children. We are also investing in evidence-based State and local programs that promote positive parenting and caregiving to help prevent child abuse and neglect. These efforts can help decrease the number of children entering the foster care system and provide better outcomes for those in it. We will continue to work with the faith community and the private sector to bolster all those who support our Nation’s young people, and I encourage leaders across all levels of government to invest in services for victims and provide the resources and protections our kids need. The work of raising our children is the most important job in our country, and it is also the most challenging. At times, it can be difficult to live up to the enormous responsibilities that come with being a parent, especially when families face hardship. But parenthood does not demand perfection. If we do our best for our children—to nurture their healthy development, seek assistance when needed, and meet our obligations to them—we can demonstrate to our daughters and sons that they are always our first priority. As a Nation and as individuals, our attitudes toward our children set a powerful example that shapes their character and influences the kind of people they will become. During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we renew our commitment to protect the safety and well-being of every child, and we resolve to continue the hard work of raising a generation that can dream bigger and reach higher than ever before. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Apr 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03APD0.SGM 03APD0 18302 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 64 / Friday, April 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents 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 2015 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. 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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-07876]



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Vol. 80

Friday,

No. 64

April 3, 2015

Part II





The President





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Proclamation 9245--National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2015



Proclamation 9246--National Financial Capability Month, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 64 / Friday, April 3, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9245 of March 31, 2015

                
National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every child is born into a world filled with limitless 
                possibilities, and as a Nation, we must ensure all our 
                young people have the support they need to realize 
                their enormous potential. Regardless of who they are or 
                the circumstances of their birth, each child deserves 
                to be cared for, cherished, and kept safe from harm. 
                Tragically, abuse and neglect erode this promise for 
                hundreds of thousands of America's daughters and sons 
                each year. This is an injustice. It is contrary to the 
                values of good caretaking and the principles of our 
                Nation, and it must not be tolerated. This month, we 
                celebrate the love and courage it takes to raise a 
                child; we reaffirm the fundamental human rights of all 
                children to live free from violence and abuse; and we 
                rededicate ourselves to ending the cycle of harm too 
                many girls and boys face.

                A strong, stable family is the best foundation for a 
                promising childhood, and when parents and caregivers 
                have support--from loved ones, friends, and their 
                community--they are more likely to provide safe and 
                healthy environments for children. It is important for 
                all people to recognize the signs of child neglect and 
                physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, including sudden 
                changes in behavior or school performance and untreated 
                physical or medical issues. Reporting any concerns 
                could protect a child and connect a family with the 
                help they need. To learn more about how to prevent and 
                report child abuse, visit www.ChildWelfare.gov/Preventing Preventing.

                My Administration is committed to strengthening our 
                Nation's families and doing everything we can to make 
                it easier for mothers and fathers to care and provide 
                for their children. We are also investing in evidence-
                based State and local programs that promote positive 
                parenting and caregiving to help prevent child abuse 
                and neglect. These efforts can help decrease the number 
                of children entering the foster care system and provide 
                better outcomes for those in it. We will continue to 
                work with the faith community and the private sector to 
                bolster all those who support our Nation's young 
                people, and I encourage leaders across all levels of 
                government to invest in services for victims and 
                provide the resources and protections our kids need.

                The work of raising our children is the most important 
                job in our country, and it is also the most 
                challenging. At times, it can be difficult to live up 
                to the enormous responsibilities that come with being a 
                parent, especially when families face hardship. But 
                parenthood does not demand perfection. If we do our 
                best for our children--to nurture their healthy 
                development, seek assistance when needed, and meet our 
                obligations to them--we can demonstrate to our 
                daughters and sons that they are always our first 
                priority.

                As a Nation and as individuals, our attitudes toward 
                our children set a powerful example that shapes their 
                character and influences the kind of people they will 
                become. During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 
                we renew our commitment to protect the safety and well-
                being of every child, and we resolve to continue the 
                hard work of raising a generation that can dream bigger 
                and reach higher than ever before.

[[Page 18302]]

                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 2015 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.

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

[FR Doc. 2015-07876
Filed 4-2-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5