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 […]
Below are links to the photos from the 2017 Easter Eggstravaganza – just in time for your Easter Facebook post or email! There are 2 separate links – the first link is of photos taken with the Easter Bunny and the other link is of photos from the Event. Thank you to everyone who participated in this super fun day!
Easter Bunny Photos – provided by Vintage Moon Photography
Easter Event Photos – courtesy of Sonja Hoffman, 2d LAAD Family Readiness Officer
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 […]
Each April, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to “increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues.” Alcohol Awareness Month is a great time to highlight some of the simple efforts we can take to combat alcohol-related problems.
One easy and fun way to prevent these issues is engaging in constructive and healthy activities that do not promote the misuse of alcohol. Evidence […]
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 […]
Due to the Federal Hiring Freeze and current staffing levels, the following MCCS locations have necessitated a change in Hours of Operation beginning on the dates indicated:
Child Development Centers & Cherry Tree House hours will change from 0530-1930 Mon-Fri.
New hours: 0600-1800 Mon-Fri.
Military Clothing hours will change from 0800-2000 Mon-Fri.
New hours: 1000-2000 Mon-Fri.
Enginuity hours will change from 0630-1900 Mon-Fri.
New hours: 0700-1800 Mon-Fri.
Check out the awesome new daily lunch specials at the Roadhouse:
Monday: Nacho Cheese Burger $7.95
A delicious burger topped with Pepper Jack cheese, jalapenos, Pico de Gallo,
chipotle mayo and tortilla strips. Served with fresh tortilla chips and salsa.
Tuesday: Chicken Salad Wrap $6.25
Homemade chicken salad wrapped in a spinach tortilla with lettuce and tomato. Served with fries.
Wednesday: Gyro $7.25
Sliced gyro meat with lettuce, tomato, and Tzatziki sauce on a warm tortilla. Served with fries.
Thursday: Buffalo Chicken Wrap $7.25
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) provides support and assistance to families with medical, behavioral and educational special needs. Did you know that EFMP….
Provides Family Support – Each family is assigned a Family Case Worker that works with you & your family to provide support, assistance and information as needed. Your Family Case Worker contacts you once each quarter and more often if needed.
You may have heard of Power Foods. This term refers to nutrient-rich foods that are recommended to incorporate in your daily diet for a longer, happier, slimmer and healthier life. Eat more and eat often.
Below are some favorite power foods, along with some ideas on how to include these into your diet.
Great source of magnesium, which keeps your energy and metabolism running