NEW ORLEANS --
Marine administrative message 142/17 announces that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The Marine Corps is engaging in child abuse and neglect awareness activities across the country for the entire month of April. The Office of the Secretary of Defense has identified this year’s theme as “Children Thrive in Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Homes”.
Everyone in the Marine Corps community has a role to play in protecting children. If you suspect a child is at risk or has been abused or neglected, report your suspicions immediately to the Family Advocacy Program, local Child Protective Services or your local law enforcement.
Resources and services are available to everyone. For more information, contact your local installation FAP, New Parent Support Program or Community Counseling Program.
For more information, see MARADMIN 142/17.