The Department of Defense definition of child abuse according to the Marine Corps Order 1754.11 as: The physical or sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of a child by a parent, guardian, foster parent, or by a caregiver, whether the caregiver is interfamilial or extra familial, under circumstances indicating the child’s welfare is harmed or threatened.
Each state provides its own definitions of child abuse within civil and criminal statutes, but they are informed by the following definitions of various forms […]
During the month of April, in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, people across the country come together to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect prevention. Marine and Family Programs spearheads Child Abuse Prevention Month activities aboard MCAS Cherry Point. The theme adopted for 2017 is, “Children Thrive in Safe, Stable, Nurturing Homes”
Nationally over six million children come to the attention of child protective services each year according to a Children’s Bureau 2014 report. Four children die every day […]
National Statistics on Child Abuse
In 2015, an estimated 1,670 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States.1 In 2015, Children’s Advocacy Centers around the country served more than 311,000 child victims of abuse, providing victim advocacy and support to these children and their families.
Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually. An estimated 683,000 children (unique incidents) were victims of abuse and neglect in 2015,
April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by presidential proclamation in 1983. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse by, Stepping Up, Speaking Up, and Reaching Out.
According to a partial year report from Prevent Child Abuse NC, there were 130,076 children with investigated reports of possible abuse and neglect in North Carolina from July 2014 to June 2015; and in 2013 there were 25 children that […]
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is available to assist enrolled families with upcoming Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves. Once Headquarters Marine Corps EFMP alerts us that you have orders, Family Case Workers at your current duty station and the one you’re moving to work together to assist in a smooth transition for your family. We’ll ask you to complete a Warm Hand Off Transition Checklist which identifies any needs you may have at your new duty station before you […]
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With the holidays fast approaching, many of us may be thinking about festivities and social gatherings where we get to spend time with those we care about most. The holidays can bring great fun but as many have experienced, it can sometimes bring great stress as well. So how do we keep the season joyful while minimizing stress and anxiety? Below are a few useful tips:
Staying realistic: It is easy to make comparisons with holidays past and feel like this […]
Check out this awesome video of our 2016 Rocktoberfest!
Featured performances by Black Stone Cherry, One Less Reason, Kill Mercy, Zen Pirates and an after party at the Roadhouse with DJ Big Mike. FREE German Food, FREE Beverage Tastings, Stein Races, Stein hoisting and Pie eating contests.
Marine and Family Programs Behavioral Health Holiday Message
Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.
The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. The holidays present an array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up […]
November is Military Family Appreciation Month. Thank you for the daily sacrifices you make!