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Child and Adolescent Protection Center

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The Freddie Mac Foundation Child and Adolescent Protection Center at Children’s National Hospital is the only medical center in the District of Columbia with a team of health professionals dedicated to victims and survivors of child abuse and their families. We are one of few hospitals in the country using a team approach to assessing and treating these individuals.

Our Providers

Our pediatric specialists provide personalized care for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health needs.

Contact Information

For appointments, please call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327) and for information, call 202-476-4100. View our intake form for new patients.

The Child and Adolescent Protection Center believes that all children have the right to develop and mature in a supportive, nurturing environment and that they have the need and the right to be protected from every form of violence, victimization and neglect. When children are victimized, they must be given appropriate medical and mental health assessment and treatment with dignity, respect and an appreciation for their emotional and intellectual maturity.

What services are available to families?

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Who is a member of the District of Columbia Multidisciplinary Team?


Schedule an Appointment

We're here to help you schedule your child's appointment and prepare you for your visit. When scheduling an appointment at Children's National, it's important to let us know if your child is a new patient.

Featured Resources

Family Resources

At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. The Child and Adolescent Protection Center has resources to support you.

To Report Suspected Abuse:

District of Columbia: 202-671-7233 (SAFE)
Prince George's County: 301-909-2450
Montgomery County: 240-777-4258
Virginia: 800-552-7096
National Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD

Provider Resources

ACEs Webinar Series

DC Regional Academy on Family Violence

This webinar series includes multiple interactive one hour sessions that focus on trauma-informed systems of care, interpersonal violence, adversity and resilience.

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