Proclamation signed for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Family Enrichment Center gathered people at the Fountain Square Park to sign the proclamation for April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The state of Kentucky is number one in child abuse. As for Bowling Green, we see the importance of not only bringing awareness to the community, but to step in to prevent child abuse.

“Bringing awareness of child abuse is one of the important things we can do in our community,” said Sue Parrigin, Bowling Green City Commissioner and Mayor of Pro Tem. “We need folks to be aware, we need folks to be watching, to be looking, just know that it’s in our community, and it’s up to us to report, it’s up to us to know we have this problem in our community.”

Today, people wear blue for Kentucky Kids Day. The pinwheel provides a playfulness of children, which is why it is the new national symbol for child abuse prevention.