VICENZA, Italy -- The sun is out and your friendly Family Advocacy Program is gearing up again for April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Blue is back as the official color to bring happiness, encourage positive parenting practices, and raise awareness of this truly important issue. Wear blue every Wednesday in April (4, 11, 18 and 25), and come take a look at the blue pinwheel gardens at various locations on post.

Everyone has a responsibility to help protect children and ensure they can grow and thrive in a safe, nurturing environment. And anyone can end up being the one to make a difference for a child in need. Take a look at our of community events for fun family activities to participate in, or look to our family bonding calendar for great ideas for spending positive time together with your children.

Finally, for more information on how to be an advocate for children, take a look at this toolkit: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/-/2018-child-abuse-prevention-month.