It’s Child Abuse Prevention Month

Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster, left, and Crossville Mayor James Mayberry declare April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in their jurisdictions. The proclamation signed by both mayors emphasizes that all children deserve to have safe, nurturing homes and communities. It also recognizes the responsibility of the community to prevent abuse and neglect. Looking on are, standing from left, Pam Burris of Kids on the Rise, Monica Brown of OmniVisions, Cheryl Derrick of House of Hope and Sarah Gentry of The Stephens Center.