H.R. No. 833
         WHEREAS, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and
  2013 marks the 30th anniversary in which states join together to
  promote greater protection of our children through increased public
  awareness of and action against child abuse; and
         WHEREAS, National Child Abuse Prevention Month was first
  observed in April 1983, and in the years since, government agencies
  and advocacy groups have continued to mark this month with a range
  of initiatives that help target and stop abuse; and
         WHEREAS, According to the Centers for Disease Control and
  Prevention, approximately 700,000 U.S. children were victims of
  abuse and neglect in 2010, and more than 1,500 died from
  maltreatment; in Texas, Child Protective Services personnel
  confirmed nearly 40,000 such cases and over 200 related fatalities
  in 2011; the actual number of individuals suffering from abuse each
  year is estimated to be far greater because many cases go unreported
  or undetected; and
         WHEREAS, To help address this problem, organizations at the
  local, state, and national levels have sponsored programs to
  support families, to foster healthy parenting practices, and to
  engage communities in prevention and intervention efforts; and
         WHEREAS, Public awareness is one of the most important tools
  in the fight to end child abuse and neglect; in observing National
  Child Abuse Prevention Month, Texas stands alongside the rest of
  the nation in defending the right of all children to grow up in a
  safe and nurturing environment; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize April 2013 as National Child Abuse
  Prevention Month and call on all citizens to work together to ensure
  the well-being of children throughout the state and beyond.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 833 was adopted by the House on March
  27, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House