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House Proceeding 04-27-09 on Apr 27th, 2009 :: 0:54:35 to 0:57:40
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Thomas E. Petri

0:54:31 to 0:54:52( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: to create awareness of child maltreatment. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. petri: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. i ri today in support of house resolution 337, recognizing the month of april as national child

Thomas E. Petri

0:54:35 to 0:57:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Thomas E. Petri

0:54:53 to 0:55:13( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: abuse prevention month. recognizing child abuse prevention month allows us to help to raise awareness of the tragic circumstances of abuse and neglect that many of our nation's children face every day. recognizing this month also highlights the importance of the prevention and awareness of child abuse so that children can

Thomas E. Petri

0:55:14 to 0:55:34( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: live safely and securely, free from abuse. it's important that each of us know how we can help prevent and stop ongoing child abuse understanding the causes of child abuse, learning to identify the warning signs that a child is being abused, reporting any known or suspected case of child abuse, being a

Thomas E. Petri

0:55:35 to 0:55:58( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: friend to a child or parent in need, and alerting others to the problem are always adults -- all ways adults a other children can help prevent and stop child abuse. child abuse may include physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. in many cases children are the victims of multiple forms of abuse.

Thomas E. Petri

0:55:59 to 0:56:20( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: in 2007, approximately 794,000 children were found to be victims of some form of child maltreatnt. child abuse prevention not only protects the nation's children from years of physical, mental, andmotional scars, it also lessens the costs associated with child abuse and enables funding to be used to assist children in other ways.

Thomas E. Petri

0:56:21 to 0:56:41( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: in 2007, child abuse had an estimated total annual cost of almost $104 billion a year in direct and indirect costs. in 1974, the child abuse prevention and treatment act was enacted to address the issue of child abuse and neglect in this country and underscore the importance of assisting children

Thomas E. Petri

0:56:42 to 0:57:02( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: in abusive situations. through this act, states receive grants to help with their child protective service functions, improve investigation and prosecution of child maltreatment, and to assist community-based family resource and support services. april was first declared child abuse prevention month by

Thomas E. Petri

0:57:03 to 0:57:23( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: presidential proclamation in 1985. by president reagan. since then in the month of april child abuse and neglect awareness and prevention efforts are promoted throughout the country. as members of school systems, neighborhoods, families, and communities all of us can help to prevent child abuse and

Thomas E. Petri

0:57:24 to 0:57:41( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: neglect. child abuse prevention month provides us with an opportunity to work together to keep children safe and to lend families the support that they need to raise happy children in a safe and secure home. this is why i stand in support

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