Link Between Domestic Violence and Child Abuse  


Awareness of the correlation between domestic violence and child abuse has grown because of recent high-profile cases in the media. This attention highlights the effects domestic violence can have on families and children.


According to the Virginia Department of Social Services, as many as 3 million children witness domestic violence each year nationwide. In families where domestic violence occurs, child abuse is 15 times more likely to occur.


Caretakers often believe they are protecting their children from witnessing abuse within the home, however 80%-90% of children in homes where domestic violence occurs, can provide detailed accounts of the violence.




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United Way Campaign: #3343 (please also list SCAN)

Combined Federal
Campaign (CFC): #82607

Local Government
& Schools (LGS): #166

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC): #3646  


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Thank you!  


 Thank you to those who participated in
The Amazing Raise, and helped SCAN earn $6,850 to continue to prevent and treat child abuse throughout the Greater Richmond area.


Thank you to St. Mark's Episcopal Church for their generous donation from their annual yard sale.


The Death  

of Innocence


SCAN in collaboration with community partners will convene a fall symposium, The Death of Innocence. This symposium will raise awareness on the warning signs of child abuse and factors that increase the risk of abuse. Presenter Dr. Kevin Whaley, Assistant Chief Medical Examiner, will address child fatalities and sleep  

related risks.


Following the individual presentation, a panel of presenters representing public health, social services and attachment parenting will share information and respond to questions about recognizing risk factors and responding proactively.


Bon Secours

St. Mary's Hospital

5801 Bremo Road

Richmond, VA 23226


October 30, 2014

Presentation from 1pm-4pm

Registration begins at 12:30pm

To register, please email
[email protected] by October 23, 2014.

Include in the registration email your full name, agency, job title, e-mail address and phone number. Space is limited but registration is free.


Support SCAN  

at the Spook-tacular Estate Sale


105 Culpeper Rd

Richmond, VA 23229


Thursday, October 30  


Sunday,November 1

10am - 3pm


 Shop for

gently used furniture, lamps, artwork, rugs, clothing, accessories, handbags, kitchen items, shoes.  


A portion of the proceeds  

will benefit SCAN.  


For more information contact Kristen Read at  

804-257-7226 x106. 

Stewards of Children Trainings


Please join us for the revolutionary child sexual abuse prevention training. You have the power to prevent child sexual abuse.  


Our trainings are held at the Greater Richmond  

SCAN office.

 103 E. Grace Street

Richmond, VA 23219.


The trainings are from  

6 to 8:30 p.m.


Upcoming training dates:

October 16

November 20

December 18


Cost is $20 per person, a pizza dinner is included.

We can also come to your location and provide this training for $10 per person.  


For questions or to register, please email Margo Buchanan at [email protected].


Learn more about the trainings at


SCAN-ITVol. 47,  September 2014



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. 



Kay Tyler


Kay Tyler joins SCAN this year as a new member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the 2015 Progressive Dinner.


Kay has long been involved with SCAN, primarily through the annual Progressive Dinner and Auction. As a dinner host for many years, she has continued to stay involved with SCAN. "We love it, it is a worthwhile and easy way to give back" Kay said.


Kay currently runs a home staging business which she and a friend started 7 years ago. Sterling Home Staging prepares homes to go on the market. She is also a wife and mother to three children which drives her interest in SCAN's mission.



4th Annual Child
Advocate's Breakfast

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


This event engaged individuals who were interested in learning more about SCAN, and focused on the work of our Child Advocacy Center (CAC). Speakers included the City of Richmond Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Langer and Walter Jeffers, a foster father whose children have benefited from the important work of our CAC.


Thank you to each table captain listed below and their guests who helped raise over $60,000 to continue the critical work of our Child Advocacy Center.


Jen Kostyniuk; Cathy Bos; Margaret Keightley; Jimmy Chou; Kari Hyman;  

Coby Beck; Birck Turnbull; Casey Bartok; Sofia Teferi; Kristin Hamlin; Jeff Elgin;  

Mike Noble; Tiffany Lange; Ron Page;  

Ben Ladd; Kelly Coppinger; Kristy Shaffer; Janet Brocklehurst; Kim VanHuss;

Allison Bridges; Cindy Joyce; Mercer Ferguson; Kevin Purnell; Geoff Smith;  

Kelly Tattersall; Anne Paul; Melissa Tannery; Steve Wilson; Elizabeth Martin;  

Brett Hawkins; Rachel Davis;  

Lori Lord; Kelly Pickerel


Thank you to our current and 11 new  

Protector's Circle members for their donation of $1000 or more this fiscal year.


To learn more about the CAC, click here.



SCAN Introduction Video 
Watch SCAN's new video and learn more about our mission.
Therapeutic Preschool  

Model Grows


During the Spring of 2014, SCAN's Circle Preschool staff along with SCAN Executive Director Jeanine Harper began meeting with Henrico County Newbridge Learning Center staff to discuss the expansion of the Therapeutic Preschool model.


Over the summer, staff from The Circle Preschool observed at the Newbridge Learning Center, consulted regarding potential changes, and provided extensive training for Henrico County Newbridge Learning Center newly hired staff.


To provide assistance developing the first therapeutic preschool model in public schools in this area, Kathy Ryan, Circle Preschool Clinical Coordinator, and Denise Powers, Program Director & Early Childhood Specialist, provided 20 hours of training to Henrico County Newbridge Learning Center staff members. In addition, Henrico County Newbridge Learning Center staff observed the Circle Preschool for 20 hours.




Vineyard Vines

Stony Point Fashion Mall 

Sunday October 26

Shop from 3pm-6pm pm on Oct 26 and 10% of your purchase will go to SCAN. 


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 or email Kristen Read for information about any of these events.

(804) 257-7226 x106

[email protected]