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PRINTER'S NO. 1925
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
362
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY BOBACK, KORTZ, FRANKEL, HILL-EVANS, SCHLOSSBERG,
DiGIROLAMO, HICKERNELL, SONNEY, NEILSON, BIZZARRO, RYAN,
KULIK, WILLIAMS, READSHAW, POLINCHOCK, HOWARD, MILLARD,
FREEMAN, KENYATTA, OBERLANDER, MOUL AND KAUFER, MAY 30, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
MAY 30, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Designating the week of June 3 through 7, 2019, as "Child
Welfare Professionals Appreciation Week" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, Every day in this Commonwealth thousands of children
are at risk of child abuse and neglect or have been removed from
their homes due to abuse and neglect; and
WHEREAS, Pennsylvania recognizes the need to protect children
in this Commonwealth; and
WHEREAS, The task of investigating child abuse, providing
services to families, assessing safety and ensuring that
Pennsylvania's children are provided with nurturance, family
connections and support as they transition into adulthood is
challenging; and
WHEREAS, Child welfare professionals in this Commonwealth
provide services that allow a child to remain safely in their
home or return home as expeditiously as possible; and
WHEREAS, The work of child welfare professionals may require
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them to enter into situations in which their personal safety may
be put at risk; and
WHEREAS, Child welfare professionals work in difficult and
emotional situations with children who have been victimized by
physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and other forms of
maltreatment; and
WHEREAS, Child welfare professionals must develop great skill
in working with families who are in crisis situations,
struggling with mental health challenges, suffering from drug
and alcohol conditions, poverty and other difficult issues; and
WHEREAS, Child welfare professionals must also develop
substantial knowledge and skills surrounding the rights of
families, the laws surrounding child welfare and the legal
processes governing the child welfare system; and
WHEREAS, Child welfare professionals selflessly undertake the
endeavor of protecting the children of this Commonwealth, often
with low pay, long hours, tremendous demands, little
appreciation and great criticism, all of which has a dramatic
impact on their personal lives; and
WHEREAS, Every year child welfare professionals are injured
or killed in their pursuit to protect children across the United
States; and
WHEREAS, Innumerable injuries and deaths of children have
been averted due to the efforts of our outstanding child welfare
professionals; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate the
week of June 3 through 7, 2019, as "Child Welfare Professionals
Appreciation Week" in Pennsylvania.
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