In addition to participating in the Prevention Walk and burger burn, people are encouraged to take part in the Blue Ribbon Tree project and observe the Pinwheel Gardens around the base.
Active-duty, reserve, guard or civilian members are all an integral part of the Department of Defense workforce to promote positive parenting, encourage use of helping resources and encourage prompt reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. Community members share responsibility for children’s safety and well-being.
Whether or not you’ve experienced domestic abuse personally, it can have devastating consequences. Victims carry the emotional scars of abuse long after they’re out of harm’s way. And abusers, if not stopped, can escalate the violence until they and their victims lose everything — family, career, self-respect and even their freedom.
To learn more about the events and how the Family Advocacy Program can help to prevent and end child abuse, contact the FAP office at 937-257-4608. If you suspect abuse of a child, report to Ohio’s Child Protective Services at 1-855-OH-CHILD (1-855-642-4453).