Thank you!  


Thank you to The Pediatric Connection for donating more than 15 backpacks full of school supplies!


Thank you to Barnes & Diehl, P.C. for their generous donation to SCAN!  


Thank you to our Protector's Circle members who donate more than $1,000 each year to support SCAN's programs.


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4th Annual Child Advocate's Breakfast


Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

7:30 to 8:30 am


Country Club of Virginia

6031 St Andrews Lane

Richmond, VA 23226


September 19 marks the 4th Annual Child Advocate's Breakfast held at The Country Club of Virginia.


This event will engage individuals who are interested in learning more about the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect in the Greater Richmond Community. Attendees will have the opportunity to make a donation to help children and families who have been impacted by abuse and neglect, and learn more about SCAN's mission.

Opportunities for breakfast table captains, co-captains, and individual guest seats are still available.  


For more information, please reach out to Jana Blue at  

or (804) 257-7226, x107.



Bertucci's Dining for Dollars to Benefit SCAN


Monday, Sept. 29

11 am - 10 pm


11721 W. Broad Street

Henrico VA, 23233


Join us for a delicious meal at Bertucci's in Short Pump from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m on September 29th! Bertucci's will donate 15% of your check to SCAN when you present a paper copy OR electronic copy of the Dining for Dollars flyer provided in the link below.



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Doing some shopping online? Consider doing it through Amazon and designating SCAN as your charity of choice. We will receive donations worth 0.5% of all purchases quarterly.    

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Type in "Greater Richmond SCAN" when you search for charities to add and you will see us! When you chose SCAN, you will see at line at the very top of your shopping screen that you are supporting us.  




Bourbon Street at the Tuckahoe

February 21, 2015


Windsor Farms Progressive Dinner& Auction

April 18, 2015


Race to Protect Children 5k Run/Walk and Children's Festival

May 2, 2015



Call SCAN for information about any of these events at (804) 257-7226.

SCAN-IT Vol. 46,  August 2014

Trauma Informed Community Network Making Great Progress


SCAN helped begin the Trauma-Informed Community Network (TCIN) in 2012 to help organizations and professionals around the region who work with children to better understand and apply the latest research and best practices in trauma-informed care.


Since 2012, the TICN has gone from 7 founding members to 53 members as of August 2014. Membership includes experts from 37 local agencies who all provide services to children and families.  These members have diverse and varied backgrounds that help fuel rich discussions and great progress toward the ultimate goal of increasing the use of trauma-informed practice in the Richmond area.


"I am inspired by the energy that TICN members bring to the table each and every time we meet," said Lisa Wright, SCAN's Mental Health Coordinator. "We all have common goals of wanting families to receive the highest level of comprehensive trauma informed care.  It is this energy, expertise and drive of the group that has led to so much progress in one year."


Read more.


SCAN's New Development Associate


Kristen Read recently joined SCAN's development team to raise funds and awareness as the Development Associate. Kristen has long been helping SCAN accomplish this as a volunteer.


Kristen joined the Board of Young Professionals in 2011. She has helped plan and attend many of SCAN's events including the annual events Bourbon Street at the Tuckahoe and Santa Shop.


"I have learned so much about how SCAN breaks the cycle of harm for children and I am looking forward to helping others on the outside understand and appreciate SCAN's work just as I have," Kristen said.



Peer Review for Forensic Interviewers


As part of the Child Advocacy Center's (CAC) Multidisciplinary Model, the CAC provides a number of services, including child forensic interviews. The CAC reduces the number of times a child has to endure interviews by facilitating joint interviews or by replacing multiple interviews with one comprehensive forensic interview. All of the interviews are recorded for future reference. Highly trained professionals conduct the interviews in a physically and psychologically safe environment for children.


The CAC requires peer review for all forensic interviewers as a part of adherence to the National Children's Alliance accreditation standards. All peer reviews are organized and coordinated through the CAC. During peer review, forensic interviewers are able to critique in an open, positive environment, and share best practices and methods. Peer review also supports team building, and continued growth.


"Both new and veteran interviewers participate in peer review, and work best in a supported team environment." said Ian Danielson, CAC Coordinator. "Everyone has something to contribute."




Richmond CASA Training a New Class of Volunteers


Richmond CASA needs help serving an increasing number of children who are involved in cases of abuse or neglect in the City of Richmond. Richmond CASA recruits, trains, and supervises competent and dedicated volunteers who advocate for the needs of abused, neglected, and at-risk children in juvenile dependency proceedings.


CASA volunteer candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 21 years of age
  • Be able to devote time for training, meetings, court appearances and case follow-up (New volunteer training is 35 hours, post training, service is approximately 15 hours per month)
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Have a professional attitude
  • Have a genuine desire to help a child in need
  • Have no significant criminal, child abuse registry, or driving violations history

If you are interested, please click here for the latest application form. 



Franco's Fashion Night Out  


Franco's Fine Clothier 

5321 Lakeside Avenue

Richmond, VA 23228


Check out the best of fall and holiday menswear as it hits the runway during the 3rd Annual Franco's Fashion Event.


Join us for Italian fare, live music, bourbon and wine tastings, a silent auction, and the latest in menswear fashion.



$25 per person 


To purchase tickets click here.