Court of Commissioners set to declare April Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month
The renewal of a contract between the Comal County Public Health Department and the Texas Department of State Health Services is also on the agenda. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Citing that there were more than 68,000 confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect in Texas in 2021, the Comal County Commissioners Court will vote on a proclamation on March 31 declaring April 2022 Health Month. awareness of child abuse prevention.
The proclamation also cites that more than 1,300 of those victims were in Comal County. He also urges residents to drastically reduce child abuse and neglect.
Commissioners will also consider proclaiming April 2, 2022 Autism Awareness Day to raise awareness, acceptance, understanding and knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Also on the agenda is a contract renewal between the Comal County Public Health Department and the Texas Department of State Health Services with an amendment to accept and add $111,118 in federal funding for the 2022-23 financial year. The contract renews a coordination program with the State on public health emergency preparedness.
The Comal County Commissioners Court meets at 8:30 a.m. March 31 in the Commissioners Courtroom, 100 Main Plaza, New Braunfels.