The month of April is dedicated to Child Abuse Prevention.
“There were 79 confirmed cases of child abuse in our county alone in the last year. As our population grows, so grows the abuse of our most vulnerable population, our children. All children deserve to grow up in a safe, nurturing environment free of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Identification and prevention must be the key, and it starts with each of us,” said Susan Boudreaux, head of the Grimes County Child Welfare Board, at Monday’s Navasota City Council meeting. “When i say prevention, I am not just speaking reactionary. We must get ahead of the curve, to be keenly aware of families in crisis, and channel those families to key resources.”
She also mentioned the new Rainbow Room for CPS, which will provide resources and materials needed in child abuse cases.
Boudreaux also gave the council a ribbon gift of their own to wear.
“It says ‘protecting kids, it is everyone’s job.’ We hope you will wear this with pride,” said Boudreaux.
The month of April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and if you have questions about the new CPS Rainbow Room, contact the county at 936-873-4400.