The Race to Protect Children is THIS Saturday!
Have you registered? If not, click here! Online registration will be closed by the end of business on April 30. You may register in person during packet pick up on Friday, May 2, 3 to 7 p.m. at ACAC in West Broad Village as well as the morning of the race.
Click here for more information about the race course, where to park, and more.
Can't make it? Make a donation in honor of Andrew! This special group of people have raised more than $5,000 in honor of Andrew.
Progressive Dinner & Auction Raises More than $150,000
More than 300 community members gathered to share meals together in homes around Windsor Farms, Westmoreland Place and the near West End on April 5, 2014. The annual event raised more than $150,000 for SCAN's child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment programs.
Thank you to the volunteers, donors, sponsors and hosts who made the evening a success!
Click here to view photos.
Bon Secours Richmond Health System
Handcraft Services, Inc.
Virginia Credit Union
Thompson, Siegal and Walmsley
Cellular Sales of Virginia, LLC
2014 Progressive Dinner Hosts
Becky & David Anthony
Gina & Jason Bass
Cathy & Howard Bos
Page & John George
Kristin & Jeff Hamlin
Carrie & Tommy Johnstone
Cindy & Michael Joyce
Margaret & Jerry Keightley
Laura & Nathan Kottkamp
Carol & Mike Lambert
Kathryn & Daniel LeBey
Anne & Michael Manetas
Andrea Glasgow & Amy Quigley
Pia & Don Steinbrugge
Linda & Larry Terry
* Karen & Richard Campbell with Lisa & Lang Ambrose
* Kelly & Jeff Hamm with Michelle & Mark Davis
* Hillary & Brett Hawkins with Laura & Steve Pendlebury
* Tiffany & Mark Lange with Kristen & Barton Harris
* Hallie & Roman Lifson with Marni & Baylor Rice
* Karen & James Miller with Michelle & Rod Ferguson
* Amy & Gordon Quinby with Emily & Andrew LaVasseur
* Kay & William Tyler with Lori & Nate Lord
* Taryn & Matt White with Morgan & Jeff Herr
*Denotes Dinner Home
Thank you to the
Dominion Foundation, and the
Franklin Federal Foundation
who recently awarded SCAN with grants to support its child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment programs.
Cross Creek Nursery
for donating plants for SCAN's new Child Advocacy Center.
Thank you to Richmond Public Library who hosted our FAM Breakfast on April 24 and planted a pinwheel garden in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Thank you to Style Weekly, Owens & Minor and Bon Secours who all helped make SCAN's public awareness efforts possible during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Thank you to Gardner and Jones Orthodontics who purchased and planted 1,000 pinwheels in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Thank you to the following individuals and organizations who hosted Stewards of Children trainings during National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Intercept Youth Services, The James House/Appomattox Regional Library, Peter Paul Development Center, Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School, Carolyn Port, Henrico County Training Center, City Church of Richmond, VCU Counselor Education Program, and EMS of Virginia.
Richmond CASA Needs Volunteers
Richmond CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will train a new class of volunteers in May 2014. It will be an evening training. If you are interested, contact Jana Blue at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 646-0519.
SCAN-IT Vol. 42, April 2014
Child Advocacy Center Open House
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the new Child Advocacy Center Open House on April 24, 2014. Partners, supporters, volunteers and staff members joined together to celebrate the opening of the new space.
Thank you to everyone who donated materials, furniture, time, and funds to help make the opening of the CAC possible so that SCAN can help more children in need: Baskervill Capital Construction, Creative, Churchill Academy, JLR, RVA NOW, Sabot at Stony Point, Spirited Art, Birck Turnbull, Cathy Bos, Jay Olander, Jennifer Kauffman, and Melissa Tannery.
Families Are Magic Breakfast
Community members, child advocates and other professionals who work with children joined SCAN for breakfast, networking and training at the Richmond Public Library on April 24.Guests learned about SCAN's Families Are Magic (FAM) program and participated in
Becoming a More Trauma Informed Cultural Response Service Provider training, and attended a free Stewards of Children training.
Thank you to the following who helped make it a success: Jeff Beck from Family Insight, Katie Garnett from All Families Matter, Mauretta Copeland from Family 2 Family, Carly Cary from United Methodist Family Services, Krista Dawson from Richmond Public Library, and Melissa McGinn from Family Insight. Also, we would like to thank the children in UMFS residential programs for the artwork they made for the event.
Click here to view photos from the event.
Join Us At These Events
Throughout April: Visit Osaka restaurant on River Road during the month of April and try a "SCAN" roll. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to SCAN. Click here to view the menu.
April 30: Visit Mosaic Restaurant for a delicious meal with a portion of the proceeds benefiting SCAN. Tell your server you are there to support SCAN. Click here to check out their menu.
May 1: ACAC in Short Pump is hosting aprofessional squash coaching event to benefit SCAN. Leading up to the SCAN 5K on Saturday, May 3, ACAC will host a fundraiser on Thursday, May 1. ACAC squash pro Stephen will be on court from 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. to play, hit or coach participants. The cost is $50 for a 45 minute session.Register by April 30 at 6 p.m. Click here to learn more.
Board of Directors Member Rachel Davis
Rachel Davis joined SCAN's Board of Directors in July 2013. This year, Rachel was the chair of the Progressive Dinner & Auction committee. The 12th annual event raised more than $150,000 to support SCAN's programs.
"Thanks to the gracious dinner hosts and countless dedicated volunteers, there is no other event in Richmond quite like this one," Rachel said. "The array of dinner hosts and committee members are always evolving and bringing new energy to the event. You can't sustain an event for more than a decade without evolution and change."
Rachel has supported SCAN and the Progressive Dinner for more than 10 years. She and her husband have also been dinner hosts. Rachel's husband was a member of the Board of Director, too. She said that as she came to learn more about SCAN, the mission compelled her to do more and join the board.
Read more here.
Circle Preschool Program Earns Grant and Partnership with VCU
SCAN recently earned a grant and a vital partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) Center for Civic Engagement to help improve and expand its Circle Preschool Program (CPP). SCAN expects to engage and educate more than 150 staff, faculty and other partners through this project.
The CPP is the lone provider of early childhood education and mental health treatment intervention services in Virginia for children who have experienced trauma related to abuse, neglect or exposure to domestic violence. While the program has changed the lives of many families since it opened in 2011, it still faces two challenges: a limited amount of staff resources and a scarcity of professionals who have relevant training in best-practice interventions.
The grant and partnership with VCU will address both challenges by inviting students from occupational therapy and social work at VCU to become a part of the intervention model at the CPP and by providing interdisciplinary education and training to those students who will one day be able to work in programs like the CPP.
Click here to read more.
Snack Donations Needed
SCAN is in need of healthy snack donations for its programs. Suggested food items include goldfish crackers, packaged fruit snacks, Nutragrain bars, and juice boxes. If anyone from your neighborhoods, faith communities, clubs, etc., would like to collect and donate snacks and/or juice boxes, please contact Bethany at email@example.com.