Child Abuse Prevention Month and Blue Sunday
Our children are Texas' next generation of leaders and the brightest rays of hope for our future. Tragically, child abuse is far too common in our society, and it affects all our communities. Across Texas, children's advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, social workers, and others work daily to stop this unconscionable crime through education and awareness. Through their compassion and dedication, Texans work to recover children from abusive situations, walk alongside them through their healing, and create safe and healthy environments for children to grow and thrive.
Every year, we recognize the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of child abuse and to promote the safety and well-being of children. On Friday, April 28, Greg and I are proud to hang a blue ribbon on the front gates of the Governor's Mansion to show our support and encourage awareness and prevention of child abuse. Additionally, Sunday, April 30 is Blue Sunday, a day of prayer for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. On this day, congregations and communities come together in prayer for those who have experienced abuse and for their healing. I hope you will join us in this recognition, awareness, and prayer. Together, we can make a difference in our local communities.