Give a Hand  

to SCAN  
this Valentine's Day



Honor your loved one this Valentine's Day with the gift of giving.

Make a donation to SCAN in honor of someone special and your special someone will receive a SCAN Valentine's Day card noting your contribution.

Your donation will help prevent and treat child abuse in the Greater Richmond area, and provide a meaningful gift of giving back this Valentine's Day.

 Click here to buy your  Valentine's Day cards! 

For further questions, please contact Jana Blue at [email protected].
Thank you to all those who made SCAN's Santa Shop a success!





Because of your generosity, over 250 children had a brighter holiday this year.  


Thank you!


Thank you to The Shops at 5807 for hosting a night of holiday shopping benefiting SCAN.

Thank you
M4K for donating
over $25,000 to SCAN this year!


Sonal Patel 


Sonal Patel has always had a passion to work with children. "I was naturally caring and empathetic and wanted to somehow be involved with promoting healthy lives for children. I always knew I wanted to work with kids."


With a specialization in infancy and early childhood, it was a natural fit for Sonal to come to SCAN. She joined SCAN's Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in November of 2014 as a Mental Health Therapist, and works with children from age 3 to 18. Although she mainly works with children, she occasionally works with adults and strongly believes in family therapy.


"We offer parent support groups and family therapy to help parents deal with the process they are going through. They often have a history of abuse and family therapy can help promote recovery and healing." said Sonal.


Sonal is from Richmond, but has spent the last 9 years in Northern Virginia. She worked on the Fairfax Community Services Board for Youth and Family Community Mental Health. She was on a multidisciplinary team that collaborates with the juvenile court system, schools, and the Department of Social Services.





 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

Vol. 50,  January 2015

Bourbon Street Ball

at the Tuckahoe 


Saturday, February 21, 2015


The Tuckahoe Woman's Club

4215 Dover Road Richmond, VA  


8 p.m. to Midnight


Black-Tie Optional  




$75 per ticket

$140 per couple    


Dance to the music of Another Level!  



Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a fantastic top-shelf bourbon bar, silent auction and more!



Thank You to Our Sponsors


Kings of Carnival Sponsor

Sam and Susanne Dibert


Bouef Gras Sponsor

Mustaches 4 Kids

Impact Makers

Owens & Minor


Krewe Sponsor


The Byrd Family  

Cowart Mortgage Team and First  

Heritage Mortgage

Visual Chefs

The PACE of Real Estate Group with Keller Williams Realty


Restraint and Seclusion in Virginia Schools


The Coalition for the Improvement of School Safety's work represents a two-year effort that began in earnest when Delegate Betsy Carr asked CAC Program Coordinator Ian Danielsen and MSW Student Lauren Weidner for a needs assessment regarding students with disabilities within Virginia schools. This research led to the formation of the Coalition for the Improvement of School Safety (CISS).


A Bill was then filed in 2014 by Delegate Patrick Hope on behalf of the ARC of VA to require The Commission on Youth to study Virginia's "report card" with regard to school policies regarding restraint and seclusion. This study, which was informed heavily by the Coalition, yielded findings which gave Virginia a poor score and illustrated the disproportionate number of restraints and seclusions of students with disabilities. Another reason for the poor score, evidenced heavily in "How Safe is the Schoolhouse?" by Jessica Butler, was the inconsistency within schools, as currently, there is no statute or regulation specifically governing the use of seclusion and restraint in Virginia's public schools.  


Seclusion and restraint refer to safety procedures in which a student is isolated from others (seclusion) or physically held (restraint) in response to serious problem behavior that places the student or others at risk of injury or harm.*


Ian Danielsen, CAC Coordinator, said, "This is relevant to SCAN's mission because of its goal to protect all children". Ian is a member of the coalition and has been working to pass statewide regulations.  


Read More. 


Thank you to our Protectors Circle Members!
  • Angela & Matthew Akin
  • Ruth & Franco Ambrogi
  • Trina & Roy Anise
  • Toni Ardabell
  • Kelly & Tiff Armstrong
  • Beth Baron
  • Casey & Pete Bartok
  • Mary Lou & Tom Bean
  • Lindley & Coburn Beck
  • Erin Bills
  • Ellen & Jim Bonbright
  • Cathy & Howard Bos
  • Allison & Lee Bridges
  • Kathryn & Matt Brotherton
  • Wendy & Wadsworth Bugg
  • Leemore & Alan Burke
  • Daisy & Tom Byrd
  • Edie & Bob Cabaniss
  • James Cabaniss
  • Jennifer & David Campbell
  • Jeff Chandler
  • Mary Kathryn & Lee Chaney
  • Samantha & Jimmy Chou
  • Jennifer & Paul Croston
  • Samira & Carl Creel
  • Rose & Josh Dare
  • Susan & Robert Dausch
  • Rachel & Guy Davis
  • Meredith & Sam Dibert
  • Trudy Rickman & Chuck Dean
  • Molly H. Dodge
  • Paul Edmunds
  • Lawrence Eiben
  • Carolyn & Jeff Elgin
  • Jean & Wayne Enroughty
  • Betsy & Bobby Fauntleroy
  • Audrey & David Franks
  • Dana & Gray Garland
  • Ann Parker & Teddy Gottwald
  • Bruce Gottwald, Jr.
  • Freddie & Lawrence Gray
  • Kristin & Jeff Hamlin
  • Deborah & Stephen Harms
  • Betsy & Frank Harris
  • Hillary & Brett Hawkins
  • Diane & Gene Hosenfeld
  • Renee & Stephen Hupp
  • Kari & Heath Hyman
  • Gail & Reginald Johnson
  • Susan & Neville Johnson
  • Kimberly Cosby & William Johnson, Jr.
  • Carrie & Tommy Johnstone
  • Cindy & Michael Joyce
  • Marci Kanstoroom
  • Margaret & Jerry Keightley
  • Deborah & John Kemper
  • Jen & John Kostyniuk
  • Debra  R. Krey
  • Amy & Byron Ladd
  • Evan & Ben Ladd
  • Tiffany & Mark Lange
  • Lisa & Harris Leiner
  • Lori & Nathan Lord
  • Anne Marie & Paul Lundmark
  • Tehshau Luan
  • Elizabeth & Michael Martin
  • Carol McCoy
  • Cathy & Read McGehee
  • Pamela McGhee
  • Jasper Mersereau
  • Dena Frith & Chris Moore
  • Caroline & Marshall Morton
  • Nancy & Bruce Oglesby
  • Jay Olander
  • Susan Gray & Ronald Page
  • Liz & Paul Pearce
  • Anne Marie & Bryan Petrucelli
  • Pam Perrott
  • Scottie & George Phillips
  • Kelly Pickerel
  • Carolyn & John Port
  • Kevin Purnell
  • Leslie & J. Winston Read
  • Maria & Kevin Reardon
  • Susan & Frank Reichel
  • Marni & Baylor Rice
  • Mark Rudolph
  • Will Saunders
  • Richard Schultz
  • Kristy & Jake Shaffer
  • Janet & Lee Showalter
  • Mary & Alex Slaughter
  • Kristi & Geoff Smith
  • Kimberly & Richard Sneeder
  • Jeanne & Charlie Stallings
  • Lucinda & John Stanchina
  • Pia & Don Steinbrugge
  • Mary & Wally Stettinius
  • Kimberley VanHuss & Christopher Stofko
  • Chris Stringer
  • Eric Sundberg
  • Letty & Bill Tate
  • Kelly & Kirk Tattersall
  • Christy & Birck Turnbull
  • Gayla & John Turner
  • Kay & William Tyler
  • Margaretha & Jose Valderas, Jr.
  • Peyton & Granville Valentine
  • Ms. Susan Wadsworth
  • Janet & Mark Walker
  • Stephanie & Brad Welles
  • Laura & Steve Wilson
  • Beth & Fred Wunderlich
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