April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

This April for Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Department of Defense and we at the Family Advocacy Program Yuma hope you will take the time to remember that our first duty is to our next generation. As a military community, we are “All in to End Child Abuse”.  


Station Bulletin 1752:

All Active Duty personnel and Department of Defense Personnel are REQUIRED to report known or suspected allegations of child abuse and child neglect on the Installation, or involving military personnel or their families to Family Advocacy 24/7 Helpline at 928-941-3650. 

Download Station Bulletin


Here are some ways you can support this month's campaign:

Share on social media, post in common areas, etc! 


  • Pledge Pop-Up

Join us every Thursday to pledge to end child abuse on the patio at the MCX, bldg 965.

Sign the banner to show your pledge, and the first 50 patrons will have a chance to receive a different prize each week. The purpose of this pop up is to also encourage patrons to learn the Station Bulletin and Mandated reporting, know the signs of child abuse, how you can be a trusted adult for children, and learn about the different classes and resources available from New Parent Support and Family Advocacy.

Sign our banner, share your pledge and come out to support!

Thursday, April 8th, 2021 - 1100-1300

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 - 1100-1300

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 - 1100-1300

Thursday, April 29th, 2021 - 1100-1300


  • Pinwheel Challenge

Child Abuse Prevention Month means…  PINWHEELS!  This year we are having a #PinwheelChallenge crafting competition. We’re calling on you to design and create your own pinwheels and share them with on Facebook and Instagram @MCCSYuma

We want to see pictures of pinwheels of all shapes, sizes, media and materials coming to life in your homes, whether you draw, color, sculpt, paint, knit, bake, or any other way you find to make a pinwheel. At the end of each week, we’ll announce the top three most creative Pinwheels and yes, THERE ARE PRIZES- Get crafting!

And for those who aren’t “crafty”, submit your pinwheel coloring sheet and post on Facebook or Instagram.




If you do not have social media, submit the photo of your craft or coloring sheet here: 

  • PT For Prevention

requires 20lb Weight Vest:
Prescribed Workout
800m Run 400m Run
100m Lunges 50m Lunges
100m Bear Crawl 50m Bear Crawl
800 m Run 400m Run
200m Lunges 100 Lunges
200m Bear Crawl 100m Bear Crawl
800m Run 400m Run


Record your time if you would like to be on our Leaderboard! Send us a DM or talk to the Station Gym Staff. 928-269-2727