Good Morning Campers!!!!!
First, I’d like to thank you all for all your very kind thoughts, prayers, well wishes and condolences on the loss of my little brother. It has been an incredibly difficult week, as you can well imagine, but it was made easier by the strength I received from all of you through your deep and heartfelt concern. Thank you, my dear friends.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. By clicking on the blue ribbon, it will take you to just one of the many Child Abuse websites around the net. Through out the month, I will try and bring you different articles and websites concerning this terribly tragic problem that is ever growing across our country. This is definitely not a laughing matter, so what is it doing in a humor e-zine? Because, like breast cancer, it is something that I believe in supporting so it is something I will endeavor to convince you to support. Sounds pretty easy, right?
Now…..we can get on with the laughter!
Better Living Through Chemistry
Table of Elements:
C = carbon
Ho = holmium
Co = cobalt
La = lanthanum
Te = tellurium
CHoCoLaTe – Better living through chemistry!
Just watch…you’ll be glad you did. Funny guy.
Maharajah of India
The maharajah of an Indian Province issued a royal decree. He ordered that no one was to kill any wild animals while he was the country’s leader. The decree was honored until there were so many Bengal tigers running loose that the people revolted and threw the maharajah from power. This is the first known instance of the reign being called on account of the game.
And yes, you’re right Steph…you should be ashamed!
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A missionary heard about a native who had five wives.
“You are violating a law of God,” he said, “so you must go and tell four of those women you can no longer live here or consider you their husband.”
The native thought a few moments, then said, “Me wait here. You tell ’em.”
Old Jack was in his club on a Friday night when he pulled a $100,000 jackpot on a poker slot machine. When the club manager was presenting him with the check, he asked Jack how he was going to spend the money.
“Well”, said Jack, “first I’ll spend $25,000 at the races, and I’ll spend $25,000 on beer, wine and whiskey and another $25,000 on loose, fast women.”
“Goodness!” said the manager. “Then what are you going to spend the other $25,000 on?”
“Ah … geez,” said old Jack, scratching his head, “I’ll probably just bloody squander that.”
Glad to see he has his priorities in a row
Doctor: “That’s a big slash cut on your head. How did that happen?”
Boy : “My sister hit me with some tomatoes.”
Doctor: “That’s incredible, I can’t imagine how any tomatoes would make a cut like that.”
Boy : “They were still in the can.”
The Teacher was trying to get the class to understand how the Indians must have felt when they first encountered the Spanish explorers.
“How would you feel,” she asked, “If someone showed up on your doorstep looking very different, spoke a strange language and wore unusual clothes? Wouldn’t you be a bit scared?”
“Nah” one boy answered, “I’d just figure it was my sister’s date.”
A trio of old veterans were bragging and joking about the heroic exploits of their ancestors one afternoon down at the VFW hall.
“My great grandfather, at age 13,” one declared proudly, “was a drummer boy at Shiloh.”
“Mine,” boasts another, “went down with Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn.”
“I’m the only soldier in my family,” confessed vet number three, “but if my great grandfather was living today he’d be the most famous man in the world.”
“Really? What’d he do?” his friends wanted to know.
“Nothing much. But he would be 165 years old.”
Dave was staring sadly into his pint and sighed heavily.
“What’s up Dave” asked the Landlord… “It’s not like you to be so down in the mouth”
“It’s my five year old son…” the man replied.
“Don’t tell me, he’s in trouble for fighting in school? – my lad’s just the same – forget about it, it happens to boys that age” said the landlord, sympathetically.
“ I only wish it was that” continued the customer, “ but it’s far worse than that. The little bastard has got our gorgeous 18 year old next door neighbor pregnant.”
“Get away, that’s impossible!” gasped the landlord
“It’s not” said the man… “the little prick stuck a pin in all my condoms”
Another great installment from that snide British commentator.
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The History of Child Abuse Prevention Month
Increasing public awareness of the need to ensure the safety and welfare of children led to the passage of the first Federal child protection legislation, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), in 1974. While CAPTA has been amended many times over the years, most recently by the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, the purpose of the original legislation remains intact. Today, the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the Federal agency charged with supporting States, Tribes, and communities in providing programs and services to protect children and strengthen families.
In the early 1980s, Congress made a further commitment to identifying and implementing solutions to child abuse. Recognizing the alarming rate at which children continued to be abused and neglected and the need for innovative programs to prevent child abuse and assist parents and families affected by maltreatment, Congress resolved that the week of June 6-12, 1982, should be designated as the first National Child Abuse Prevention Week. They asked the President to issue a proclamation calling on Government agencies and the public to observe the week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
The following year, April was proclaimed the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since then, child abuse and neglect awareness activities have been promoted across the country during April of each year. The Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) within the Children’s Bureau coordinates Child Abuse Prevention Month, providing information and releasing updated national statistics about child abuse and neglect each April.
In 1989, the Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse began as a Virginia grandmother’s tribute to her grandson who died as a result of abuse. She tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car as a way to remember him and to alert her community to the tragedy of child abuse. The Blue Ribbon Campaign has since expanded across the country, and many wear blue ribbons each April in memory of those who have died as a result of child abuse. In other communities, special fundraisers are held to support prevention activities and treatment facilities for victims, and candlelight vigils are held as a remembrance. Most recently, the focus has shifted to a more positive message of celebrating “blue ribbon” individuals, organizations, and communities that have done much to prevent child abuse and neglect.
In Title II of the CAPTA amendments of 1996, the Children’s Bureau was charged with identifying a lead agency in each State for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) grants. These grants support the development, operation, and expansion of initiatives to prevent child abuse and neglect, as well as the coordination of resources and activities to strengthen and support families to reduce the likelihood of child maltreatment. CBCAP grantees within each State often take a leadership role in coordinating special events and preparing materials to support Child Abuse Prevention Month. Regardless of their role, CBCAP grantees are required to report annually on their Child Abuse Prevention Month activities.
In 2003, as part of the 20th anniversary of the original Presidential Proclamation designating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, OCAN recast the National Child Abuse Prevention Initiative as a year-long effort. This initiative was launched at the 14th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, which was devoted to the theme of prevention. A national press conference there was the setting for the release of the publication Emerging Practices in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
The expansion of the Child Abuse Prevention Initiative was consistent with priorities of the Administration for Children and Families and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. OCAN and Child Welfare Information Gateway (formerly, the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information) partnered with the broad child abuse prevention community to raise awareness of the issue through a variety of tools, resources, activities, and public awareness events. Many of these materials, such as the annual Resource Guide, have been made available in print and on the web to related Federal agencies, organizations, and concerned citizens in communities nationwide.
In 2004, there was emerging consensus among national child abuse prevention organizations and related Federal agencies that building public will for child abuse prevention required engaging the public in efforts to strengthen and support families and enhance parenting skills. Building on this national momentum, OCAN shifted the focus of its child abuse prevention resources to incorporate a family-strengthening message promoting parenting and community support. Today, the Child Abuse Prevention Initiative is an opportunity for communities across the country to keep children safe, provide the support families need to stay together, and raise children and youth to be happy, secure, and stable adults.