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File #: 0053X-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/30/2021 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 4/5/2021 Final action: 4/9/2021
Title: To recognize Franklin County Children Services and The Center for Healthy Families - Commission on Black Girls on their joint Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign; enhancing community awareness regarding child abuse and neglect and the intersectionality of racism specific to Black girls in Franklin County and to encourage support for the prevention of all forms of abuse.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Shannon G. Hardin

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To recognize Franklin County Children Services and The Center for Healthy Families - Commission on Black Girls on their joint Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign; enhancing community awareness regarding child abuse and neglect and the intersectionality of racism specific to Black girls in Franklin County and to encourage support for the prevention of all forms of abuse.

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WHEREAS,?many residents of the City of Columbus and Franklin County are unaware of the extent to which child abuse and neglect impact our community and the disproportionality of abuse and neglect happening to Black girls every year in Franklin County; and

WHEREAS, Franklin County Children Services strives to prevent the abuse and neglect of children by strengthening families; and

WHEREAS, The Center for Healthy Families through its work with the Commission on Black Girls is leading the charge in addressing complex conditions that exacerbate the disproportionate responses to care for Black girls and Black children; and?

WHEREAS, The Center for Healthy Families expanded its commitment to improving the quality of life and outcomes for Black girls by becoming the permanent home of the work for the Commission on Black Girls; and

WHEREAS, Franklin County Children Services and The Center for Healthy Families are taking a blended approach to preventing all forms of abuse, neglect, and the intersectionality of racism; and?

WHEREAS, Franklin County Children Services and The Center for Healthy Families are creating community-level advocacy to bridge pathways that positively transform Black girls' lives, thus all girls and children collectively; and

WHEREAS,?Franklin County Children Services and The Center for Healthy Families Pinwheels for Prevention campaign enhances community awareness about child abuse, neglect, and the intersectionality of racism by encouraging support for prevention by displaying pinwheels in front of courthouses, playgrounds, libraries, and parks, with...

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