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May 8, 2008

May 19: "Keeping Kids Safe" seminar in Arlington

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An important event for all of us who are concerned about the safety of our little ones: On Monday, May 19 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool will host a seminar open to the public. This child safety educational event will be led by Lt. Brett Butler of the Arlington County Police Department Special Victims Unit and Graciela Cerda, director of the Arlington County Child Advocacy Center.

The evening promises to be both informative and thought-provoking, with professional guidance of the discussion on how to keep our kids safe in an unsafe world. Topics will include teaching your children about strangers, protecting your child from sexual abuse and abduction, Internet safe practices, and any related topics participants bring to the table.

Cost is $15 per person or $25 per family. Payment at the door on the night of the seminar, but please direct your questions and RSVPs to: eileen.piper-at-verizon-dot-net.

The event will be held in the lower level of the church in the preschool activity room. Arlington Unitarian is located at 4444 Arlington Blvd., on the southwest corner of Rt. 50 and George Mason Dr.

Thanks to DCB reader Eileen Piper for sharing this announcement. Eileen is an inspiration and a great resource on this tough but vital subject. She's a local mother of two, a former prosecutor in the District of Columbia, a survivor of child sexual abuse, and married to a forensic scientist who processes evidence from crimes in which children are victimized. She's also a parent at the hosting preschool, and a strong advocate for DC-area families.

Posted by Sarah at 10:26 AM.