On Monday Governor Matt Mead signed a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
According to the National Children's Alliance over 700 cases of child abuse were reported in Wyoming in 2012. Nationally, there were close to 300,000 reported.
"It's a critical issue and it's said the measure of a society ranges from how we treat our elderly and how we treat our accused to how we treat those who are poverty stricken. But I can't think of a more important measure of society than how we treat those most vulnerable, our children" said Governor Matt Mead.
After the proclamation signing, blue and silver pinwheels were scheduled to be planted in front of the State Capitol. However, the planting was canceled because of the weather.
Child abuse advocates stress the importance of speaking out. If you suspect a child is being abused, tell someone. Prevent Child Abuse Wyoming is a helpful resource: http://www.pcawy.org/