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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 observing federal and local government public health protection guidelines. Upon arrival, visitors will complete a COVID-19 screening (questions and temperature check) and may be asked to wear a mask. If you have recently had COVID-19, you must wear a mask on the premises for the full 10 days from the date of exposure or infection, consistent with DC Health Department and CDC guidance.

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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Webinar – Building Blocks of Childhood: Key Lessons for Grownups

April 9 | 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Protecting and caring about children means knowing the facts – the building blocks – about childhood and child development. The more that adults know and understand children, their behaviors, and their essential needs, the better we can stand on business for children to help them thrive.

Children don’t come with instruction manuals (wouldn’t that be great?). Fortunately, there are adults who dedicate their life’s work to studying, understanding, caring for, teaching, and otherwise helping children grow up safe and healthy. This Child Abuse Prevention Month, Safe Shores—The DC Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting a conversation with three such experts.

Join us on April 9, 12-1:30 PM EDT for a rich and nutritious conversation featuring:

  • Cindi Gibbs-Wilborn, MA
    • Head of School, Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School
  • Taiya Harvey Gregory, LICSW
    • Program Manager, District of Columbia Public School’s School Mental Health Program
  • Maria Trent, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM
    • Professor of Pediatrics, American Health, and Nursing, Johns Hopkins University

Can’t make the live event? This webinar will be available to all registrants following the live session!