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March 28, 2013

City kicks off Child Abuse Prevention Month

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“It is unbelievable how many inappropriate environments there are in Pulaski County,” Wood added. 
Wood said being alert, and being confident enough to speak up, may help save a child’s life.
“We’re going to have to be more confident in speaking out,” Wood said. “If we can just tune in then we may be that one chance at hope for that one child.” Katie. 
Colmon Elridge, representing Beshears’ office, presented the proclamation Wednesday declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Kentucky. 
“The commitment is to not only prevent child abuse by speaking up and by doing things that (Wood) talked about, but by creating safe environments,” said Elridge. “It’s about creating that network so they know they are not alone.
“Creating that network, that safety net is vital to ensuring that we maintain safe communities,” Elridge added.
The event also included presentation of certificates to local school students who participated in the Forcht Bank Art Contest. The students drew pictures expressing messages about preventing child abuse. 
Meece Middle School student Brian Hines won the contest, and his art work will be featured on a T-shirt. Hines, 11, also received a plaque and a gift basket. 
Hines was encouraged to enter the contest by his mother, Lisa Hines, who teaches art at Hopkins Elementary School. 
Those students who received honorable mentions for their entries were Najla Amarkhail, 10, Katie Brinson, 9, Hailey Halloran, 10, Andrew Holland, 11, Gracey Kelley, 9, Max Morris, 10, Joshua Stein, 10, Annalise Scott, 11, and Jalyn Murphy, 9. 
“Let’s commit,” said Elridge. “You’re here, but it’s not enough to just be here.
“Let’s all be leaders,” Elridge continued. “Let’s all take that mantle of responsibility and lead with the excitement that we feel today.” 
 

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