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Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center is committed to being a safe, helpful, and trustworthy resource, available to everyone who needs our services and support. Due to COVID-19, we are operating in a hybrid environment – combining in-person and remote work – and observing federal and local government public health protection guidelines. Masks are required on-site, and COVID-19 screening (questions and temperature check) is conducted upon arrival.

We want Safe Shores’ people and resources to be readily accessible to everyone who needs them. Here are the direct points of contact on our team for forensic interviews, mental health support, client advocacy, MDT matters, child abuse prevention training, fundraising, media, as well as general, non-urgent inquires.

To report suspected child abuse in the District of Columbia call 1-202-671-SAFE(7233)
To report suspected internet crimes against children, contact

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Conversation: Safety on Internet Platforms to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse (English)

April 21, 2022 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join our Zoom conversation on how to prevent and protect children from the risks of child sexual abuse on social networks, internet search engines and online games. 

Register here

Conversation Facilitators

Gerald Versey(she/her) (Facilitator)

Manager of the Prevention and Outreach | Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center

Gerald Versey is the Manager of the Prevention and Outreach at Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center. In her role, she collaborates with the Prevention team to provide child sexual abuse prevention trainings for adults in the DC community. Additionally, she works with community partners along with the team to bring prevention work into youth-serving settings and builds relationships to strengthen the network of safe and caring adults to protect children.

Gerald holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®).



Alejandra Monroy (she/her)

Bilingual Prevention Specialist  | Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center 

Alejandra Monroy currently serves as the Bilingual Prevention Specialist at Safe Shores – The D.C. Children’s Advocacy Center. Alejandra is a certified facilitator of evidence-based curriculum for Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children®, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training, and from Prevent Child Abuse Vermont’s in Healthy Relationships Project and Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development™. Alejandra is also a Spanish Caregiver Support Group facilitator, a psychoeducational curriculum for caregivers of children who have experienced abuse. Before fully transitioning into a Prevention Specialist, Alejandra served as a Bilingual Family Advocate, providing crisis intervention, support, and resources to Spanish-speaking, non-offending caregivers during the family’s child abuse investigation process.

Alejandra has expertise in developing curricula and workshops on various topics such as social media safety for children, nutrition, stress, knowing your rights, finances, and housing rights. She has dedicated her professional career to helping vulnerable communities in the DMV with many issues including housing rights, public health issues, immigration, and social services. Alejandra completed the Health and Public Interest Master of Science Program at Georgetown University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.


April 21, 2022
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