The Center staff also provides consultation to colleagues inside and outside the hospital. Additionally, the Center’s team members provide training to a variety of professionals, both medical and non-medical, for whom the identification, intervention and treatment of child abuse is necessary.
Children's National also offers a free training called Stewards of Children for child sexual abuse prevention. More information about the training can be found on the website of Darkness to Light, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. To schedule a training please email Victim Services Coordinator Siobhan Copeland or call her at 202-476-6718.
It is important to educate ourselves, our colleagues and the community on the effects of child abuse, including how to identify it, steps after identifying and how we can become more involved in preventing it. Please stop by the Child and Adolescent Protection Center for more information or visit the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website.