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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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 2021


In April, Bluebonnet's five member service centers will have a pop of blue light at night to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. (Sarah Beal photo)

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative has joined several organizations to help raise awareness during Child Abuse Awareness Month. CASA of Bastrop, Fayette & Lee Counties, Children's Advocacy Center Serving Bastrop, Lee & Fayette Counties, CASA for Kids of South Central Texas, CASA of Central Texas Inc. and SAFE are among the organizations that support families affected by abuse and neglect. 

“No child should ever live in fear of or endure abuse,” said Matt Bentke, Bluebonnet’s general manager. “Bluebonnet is committed to bringing this tragic topic to the forefront and raising awareness so that we can all do our part to recognize the signs and help children in abusive situations.” 

The cooperative’s member service centers in Bastrop, Brenham, Giddings, Lockhart and Manor will be illuminated with blue light at night, and key community events and resources will be shared on our social media channels throughout April. 

The concern is more important than ever this year. With families having worked and schooled from home during the past year, increased pressure and isolation could make violence and neglect more common. Early signs of abuse and neglect are often seen in schools. With some children continuing remote learning, the responsibility may fall to family, friends and neighbors. Learn more at www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/.

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