Fort Polk, local communities bring awareness to child abuse, military children

By ANGIE THORNE

FORT POLK, La. — Bringing attention to challenging issues such as child abuse and neglect and the difficulties of being a military child are attainable when people work together. Spearheading that push, Fort Polk’s Army Community Service hosted the Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation signing April 12. Members of the community watched as Fort Polk leadership and local mayors signed the proclamation centered on preventing child abuse and neglect and recognized the importance of military children during Month of the Military Child.

Fort Polk teen Hannah Renwick, 15, read the Army Community Service Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation. Renwick said she was excited and nervous about reading the proclamation on behalf of those children who have been and are being abused. “I feel it’s important to speak for them because by reading these words they are able to have a voice and communicate through me,” she said. “Bringing awareness and hopefully, prevention to this topic is the goal to keeping them safe and giving them a better future.”

 

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