First Lady Susanne Shore spoke in support of prevention initiative

North Platte, Neb. (KNOP) - The Families First Partnership Luncheon championed the work of the partnership and its part in "Bring Up Nebraska," a statewide prevention initiative supporting at-risk kids and families.

First Lady Susanne Shore is an advocate for children and families. She has worked in child welfare both professionally and as a volunteer for over 18 years. She spoke at the luncheon Thursday held for business professionals and community leaders.

The goal of those attending the luncheon was to learn more about "Bring Up Nebraska," and how to become involved in prevention efforts across Lincoln County. The prevention efforts are focused on child abuse and at-risk children and their families.

Also speaking was North Platte Mayor Dwight Livingston. He issued a proclamation recognizing April as "Child Abuse Prevention Month," in North Platte.

The luncheon was held in conjunction with Project Connect - an even to link families in need with a variety of services.

Families First Partnership believes that a strong community is the key to safe, healthy and successful lives for all people in Lincoln County. The Mayor and the First Lady agreed.