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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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Virtual Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations and Sexual Abuse Training (English)

April 12 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

A bystander is a person who witnesses a boundary violation or sees a situation where a child is vulnerable. Being prepared to intervene as a bystander is key to preventing child sexual abuse. In this training you will learn how to be an active bystander in child sexual abuse prevention and response. You will receive examples of boundary violations and inappropriate behaviors, and how you can make spontaneous and planned interventions that reinforce boundaries and protect children. 

During the training, you will hear compelling stories from experts and survivors about being an active bystander. You will also: 

  • Learn what it means to be an active bystander. 
  • Learn what actions you can take as an active bystander. 
  • Receive examples of boundary violations and red flag behaviors. 
  • Learn how to make spontaneous and planned interventions.

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April 12
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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