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Safe Shores is dedicated to working with and advocating for children and adolescents affected by trauma and violence.

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The Spaces That Can Ease Childhood Trauma

Mimi Kirk Mar 29, 2018 Children’s Advocacy Centers make sure kids only have to tell their story of abuse once.   On a recent visit to Safe Shores, a Washington, D.C., center that supports victims of child abuse, executive director […]

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Partnering with DC Prep to Teach Young Kids about Body Safety   A “Care for Kids” Champion Ms. Erin Stanley, a counselor at DC Prep’s elementary campus in Northeast, smiles with enthusiasm when she talks about Care for Kids, a […]

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Stewards of Children® training was developed by Darkness to Light and serves as a foundation of Safe Shores’ Prevention Education program. This training teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

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