COVID-19 and Child Abuse An increase in child abuse of all types is expected during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there may not be a corresponding increase in incidents of reported child abuse until children return to school. Already, data from jurisdictions around the country are revealing dramatic drops in the rate of child abuse reports—in […]
HEY THERE! We’ve been #ProtectingKids365 with your support! See how. Serving the Latinx Community Reaching Latinx communities in D.C. means being prepared to first learn from the community to then build a foundation of trust. Safe Shores is committed to making our services accessible to local Latinx children and families. Bilingual Prevention Specialists/Advocates, Alejandra “Ale” […]
Growing and innovating because of kids like Annie Annie, a 12-year-old girl with fears no child should have, fled her home one night to escape her father’s sexual abuse. She grabbed an armful of her belongings but left her clothes behind. A few days later, Annie arrived at Safe Shores with her mom, a social […]
This newsletter explores ways to ensure child safety at summer camps and programs, highlights recent events, and has information on Girls’ Night Out, an event in support of Safe Shores!
This edition talks about our Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign, introduces our newest staff members, highlights important prevention tips and reading suggestions, and more!
This edition talks about our caregiver support group, introduces our newest staff members, celebrates Executive Director Michele Booth Cole’s recognition as one of DC’s Women Who Mean Business, and more!