April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and there is no shortage of events, trainings, tours, and classes to attend (virtually) to learn more and become an advocate in your own community. Scroll down to see a calendar of events for each week in April that you can participate in remotely, and links to register and learn more. Another great way you … [Read more...] about Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 Events
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Abril es el Mes de Prevención del Abuso Infantil, y parte de la prevención es eliminar la información errónea que rodea este tema y aprender la realidad. Deslícese para conocer las estadísticas y la verdad sobre el abuso sexual infantil (ASI). Cuanta más conciencia tengamos sobre ASI, más podremos prevenirla. Si quiere hacer más para prevenir el … [Read more...] about Abuso sexual infantil: Los mitos y verdades
To celebrate Social Worker Appreciation Month, we want to take a moment to shout out the phenomenal team of social workers on staff at Safe Shores. We truly believe in the power of taking care to give care, and want to encourage all social workers to make themselves a priority this month, and every month, by practicing #selfcare. We asked our … [Read more...] about Social Worker Self-Care Tips – Social Worker Appreciation Month
The Anti-Asian violence that continues to be perpetrated in the U.S. — most recently the killings this week in Atlanta — is yet a deplorable and intolerable manifestation of the evil of racism. In the world Safe Shores is working to create, where every child has a safe, healthy, and joyful childhood, there is no place for racism or other hatred, … [Read more...] about There is No Place for Racism or Other Hatred, Period.
February is coming to an end, but fortunately, recognition and celebration of Black history isn’t, because Black history can’t be confined to the shortest month of the year (we said what we said) nor any month for that matter. Black history is HISTORY and HERSTORY, yesterday, today and tomorrow. Black creatives, entrepreneurs, scientists, teachers, … [Read more...] about Black History is Everyday – A List of Black History Makers Then and Now
"Racism is not the only thing to know about what it means to be Black. Our joys, our sorrows, our love, our grief, our struggles to fit in, our families, our accomplishments and our triumphs—these things also matter. Black children matter, and not only the ones killed before their time...To recognize Black lives as ones to celebrate, empathize with … [Read more...] about Black History Month Books for All Ages
CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING It’s real, it happens and it’s a heinous crime. Because of the way it’s portrayed in fictional movies and memes on social media, many think of this crime as a stereotypical white suburban teenage girl being kidnapped by a stranger, in broad daylight, from a public place and imprisoned in a dark basement, far from home. The … [Read more...] about Myths and Facts of Child Sex Trafficking – National Human Trafficking Awareness Month
It’s no secret that 2020 has been the strangest of years. Indeed, it is one for the record books and soon the history books. Even Rexie, Safe Shores’ fun and friendly therapy puppet, who’s usually pretty easygoing, is ready to say a swift (don’t let the door knob hit ya) good-bye to this chaotic year. Just before this year is a wrap, though, … [Read more...] about Ready to say “Buh-Bye!” to 2020?
When 7-year-old Marcus’ father contacted Safe Shores, this devoted dad was desperately seeking support to help his precocious and once joy-filled son deal with intense fear and anxiety after witnessing a police-involved shooting. What had until then been the two of them watching nation-wide protests and media coverage of community injustices on a … [Read more...] about When a Father Asked for Help
Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center is honored and grateful to be named a 2020 Impact Award winner by Nonprofit Village. Since Safe Shores marked its 25th anniversary in 2020, receiving this recognition this year is especially meaningful. Nonprofit Village, the DC area’s only nonprofit incubator, created the Impact Award to recognize … [Read more...] about Safe Shores named a 2020 Impact Award Recipient by Nonprofit Village