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.
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?
What kinds of services does the Center offer providers?
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.
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
National Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD
- Recognizing and Responding to Child Victimization (PDF): Read our policy to learn how to identify and report child victimization.
- SafeSport for Health Professionals: Your Role in Preventing Abuse in Sport: Learn to better prevent, recognize and respond to abuse among athletes you treat and encounter — in and beyond sport settings. Register today for the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s new 90-minute course tailored for needs of health professionals. CME credits are available.
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.