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Every day in Pennsylvania, thousands of children are at risk of child abuse and neglect or have been removed from their homes due to such abuse and neglect. Westmoreland County officials recognize the risks and need to intervene to protect our children.
The hard work of investigating child abuse, providing services to families, assessing safety and initiating steps to protect children, and providing services to assure that Westmoreland County’s children are provided with healthy, nurturing care and support as they transition into adulthood, and needed services in the family to reunify falls to the child welfare professionals of the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau.
Child welfare professionals selflessly undertake the endeavor to protect Westmoreland County’s children, putting in long hours, tremendous demands, and with dramatic impacts to their personal life.
Innumerable injuries and deaths of children have been averted due to the efforts of child welfare professionals.
Therefore, the commissioners do hereby proclaim June 4-8, 2018 as Child Welfare Professionals Appreciation Week and thank the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau for their tireless efforts.
(Photo: US Government Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/41284017@N08/16076267243/ )