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National Child Abuse Month: What is child abuse?

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 […]

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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 […]

EFMP is available to assist you with your PCS moves

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 […]

Making the Best of this Holiday Season

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 […]

Rocktoberfest 2016 Video

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.