Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month proclamation signed April 24

By Savannah BairdApril 26, 2024

FORT KNOX, Ky. — To wrap up Child Abuse Prevention Month activities, the Garrison Command Team spent time reading to children at the post’s Child Development Center and the School Age Center on April 24, 2024.

Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Ricci signs a Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month proclamation at Fort Knox, Kentucky April 24, 2024. The proclamation encourages community members to observe this month in coming years to improve quality of life for military children and their Families.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Ricci signs a Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month proclamation at Fort Knox, Kentucky April 24, 2024. The proclamation encourages community members to observe this month in coming years to improve quality of life for military children and their Families. (Photo Credit: Savannah Baird, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Ricci and Command Sgt. Maj. Sherm Waters pose for a photo with the freshly signed Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month proclamation at Fort Knox, Kentucky April 24, 2024. The proclamation encourages community members to observe this month in coming years to improve quality of life for military children and their Families.
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Prior to entering classrooms, Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Ricci signed a community proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. The proclamation encourages community members to observe this month in coming years to improve quality of life for military children and their Families.

Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Sherm Waters reads to children at the Child Development Center at Fort Knox, Kentucky April 24, 2024. Waters joined Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Ricci at the CDC for a Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation signing, followed by reading sessions there and at the School Age Center.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Sherm Waters reads to children at the Child Development Center at Fort Knox, Kentucky April 24, 2024. Waters joined Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Ricci at the CDC for a Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation signing, followed by reading sessions there and at the School Age Center. (Photo Credit: Savannah Baird, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Ricci reads to children at the Child Development Center at Fort Knox, Kentucky April 24, 2024. Ricci visited the CDC to sign a Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation before reading to classes there and at the School Age Center.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Ricci reads to children at the Child Development Center at Fort Knox, Kentucky April 24, 2024. Ricci visited the CDC to sign a Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation before reading to classes there and at the School Age Center. (Photo Credit: Savannah Baird, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

In addition, the command team handed out a total of 680 copies of the children’s book “Only One You” to all the classrooms they visited. Each book contained flyers for the New Parent Support Program and the Exceptional Family Member Program.

A signed copy of the Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month proclamation signed by Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Ricci at Fort Knox, Kentucky April 24, 2024.
A signed copy of the Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month proclamation signed by Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. Christopher Ricci at Fort Knox, Kentucky April 24, 2024. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL