SCAN Needs Your Help
Because of you, SCAN has helped thousands of families and children during the past year. Your donations, volunteerism and special event participation have made this vital work possible.
Though SCAN has helped so many, there are thousands more children in the Richmond community who are being hurt or will be hurt. We still need your help so that we can continue to serve all of those in need.
Family Support Program Coordinator Helps with State Wide Initiative
Family Support Program Coordinator Angela Borsella, Ph.D., co-chairs the Best Practice Committee of the
VSPEC is a public/private coalition of professionals and parents who work together to advocate for and ensure that all caregivers have access to quality parenting educati
on, information services and support necessary to raise happy, healthy families. The coalition members work together to identify gaps in parent education and to strengthen existing services.
Angela, along with several members of the Best Practice Committee, created the Parent Education Referral Toolkit.The Toolkit was designed for judges, court services staff, guardians ad litem, commonwealth attorneys, probation officers, local departments of social services, and others who refer families to parent education programs to enhance their understanding of the variations in the types of parent education programs available and to assist them in making appropriate referrals based on the best fit between the families' needs and the focus and design of the program.
"I am excited about having one uniform document that synthesizes an exorbitant amount of very crucial information that will be used to strengthen families and to prevent child abuse and neglect," Angela said.
Child Advocacy Center Coordinator Teams Up with Daughter
He has served the group as an expert on child abuse and neglect and helped develop and present trainings that focus on protecting children with disabilities against child abuse and neglect. Ian has also helped share the Partnership's valuable resources, trainings, and information with SCAN's staff members and Multidisciplinary Team members.
As a parent of a daughter who has special needs, Ian has also benefitted from trainings the Partnership offers caregivers. This year, Ian and his daughter were invited by the Partnership to join a team of consultants for a new and innovative project funded through a grant by the Virginia Board for People With Disabilities.
Ian's daughter Rachel is 18 and has Down syndrome. She was invited by the Partnership as a self-advocate to help develop and implement a training curriculum for adults with disabilities. The training will help participants recognize unhealthy relationships and build skills to avoid abuse and neglect.
"Rachel takes her role very seriously and it's a meaningful opportunity to her," Ian said.
Craft Beer Fever
2 to 6 p.m.
Willow Lawn Plaza
1601 Willow Lawn Drive , Richmond, VA
Join The Shops at Willow Lawn on June 14 for more than a dozen craft beers, live music by The Uncle Jack Band and more fun. Bring the whole family because the event will also feature a Kid's Zone with a bounce house, face painting, balloon art, ring toss, duck pond game, golf challenge and more! A portion of the proceeds will benefit SCAN.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the event.