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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 Healthy Touch for Children & Youth Training (English)

April 13 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Knowing about child sexual abuse makes us more mindful about how we interact with children. Healthy affection and touch are protective from child sexual abuse especially with parents, caregivers, and family members. This training teaches you some guidelines for healthy touch and safe, respectful ways to interact with children.  

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

  • Receive some guidelines for healthy touch at home and in youth serving settings. 
  • Learn how to balance children’s needs for warmth and affection with safe, respectful ways of interacting. 
  • Learn about healthy sexual development in children so we can identify normal and abnormal touching behaviors.

Register here


April 13
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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