April 8th is called “GO BLUE” Day in Texas and county child protective/child welfare boards across the state will be asking everyone to wear blue that day to show support for child abuse prevention.
The color blue was chosen to represent the bruised and battered bodies of the thousands of children who are abused every day. It serves as a constant reminder that all of us have a responsibility to help keep each child safe. Over 70,000 children were confirmed abuse victims in 2007 in Texas. Of those 70,000, over 223 children actually died from their abuse and neglect in 2007.
Together, we will make Blanco County a safer, healthier, happier place for all our children. You can join the Blanco County Child Protection & Family Advocacy Board in honoring all of our children and in promoting the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Join the BCCP&FAB in wearing a blue shirt, blue dress, blue tie, or perhaps just a blue ribbon pinned to your clothing to show your awareness of this ongoing, insidious problem in our society. The Board asks your help to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect in Blanco County and to encourage others to support our children and families. Counties across the entire state of Texas will be joining this effort. Let’s join together in Blanco County for “Go Blue” day and show our support of our families and children.