April is National  

Child Abuse Prevention Month


Join SCAN to help prevent child abuse and raise awareness in our community.


How You Can Help!

  • Collect healthy snacks and/or art supplies for use in SCAN's children's programs.
  • Have a Casual Day during which staff members can wear relaxed attire in exchange for a $5 donation to Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now.)  
  • Invite a SCAN representative to talk to staff members about the issue of child abuse, child abuse prevention, and ways they can help keep children safe.  
  • Sponsor an onsite Parenting Seminar for employees to attend. 

Display Pinwheels or plant a Pinwheel Garden in honor of children.

A donation of $1 per pinwheel is greatly appreciated.


The pinwheel is a happy, uplifting symbol of childhood and can be used in a number of ways to draw attention to the prevention of  

child abuse and neglect. 


For questions and to get involved, please contact Margo Buchanan at [email protected].

Download the April Child Abuse Prevention Packet


Click Here for information about child maltreatment and ways to prevent it in your home, school and neighborhood. The packet is compiled by our Families Are Magic Coordinator with the latest and most effective information and activities to empower community members to fight child abuse and neglect.



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

hosted at West Broad Village 






Join us on Saturday  

May 2, 2015, for a family friendly community event benefiting Greater Richmond SCAN.




Click Here to Register!  



The 1 mile Kids Run will begin at 8:30am, followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9:00am. The race is flat and walker friendly! The Children's Festival will begin at 9am, and offer fun activities and performances for children and families.


 For questions, and more information on how you can get involved, please email Kristen Read at [email protected] or call 804-257-7226 x106.



Thank You!


Towne Bank


Dominion Resources  


Are you a Young Professional looking to become more involved in your community?


Contact Kristen Read for more information on how you can become involved with SCAN's Board of Young Professionals!


[email protected]

804-257-7226 x106 


Vol. 52,  March 2015

SCAN's New Development Director


Eager to work in an organization he has always admired, David LeFebvre joined Greater Richmond SCAN as Development Director in November of 2014. "Since moving to Richmond, I have always heard of SCAN's great reputation and high impact within the community." said David.

Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, David knew he wanted to be involved with his community. In high school David was an active volunteer and involved in community organizations. After studying non-profit leadership at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, David decided he wanted to move into the Development field for his career.

"I discovered that Development was the best of both worlds for me. I was able to continue to see the mission in action every day, but also help engage and connect with the community by including them as part of the process." said David.  


Read More.


Become a Steward of Children


SCAN will be hosting Richmond's
7th Annual Prevent-A-Thon
April 18 through April 26.
 SCAN will offer daily Stewards of Children trainings *free* of charge to all participants. These trainings will be conducted in 2.5 hour time slots.


Stewards of Children is an internationally recognized revolutionary training that educates adults about how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This program was created by Darkness to Light (www.d2l.org). Stewards of Children is ideal for parents, staff and volunteers in youth-serving organizations and concerned community members. SCAN believes it's the responsibility of adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children gives everyone the tools to do this.


Join us at one of these FREE Stewards of Children trainings during the Prevent-A-Thon:


April 7, 2015 at YWCA (6 N 5th St. Richmond, VA 23230) from 9:00-11:30AM    


April 7, 2015 at YWCA (6 N 5th St. Richmond, VA 23230) from 2:00-4:30 PM


April 21, 2015 at Integrated Health Solutions (1108 E. Main St. Richmond VA, 23219) from 6:00-8:30 PM   


April 21, 2015 at Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (8716 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23294) from 9:30-11:00 AM


April 23, 2015 at United Way (2001 Maywill Street, Richmond VA 23230) from 1:00-3:30 PM


April 24, 2015 at Essex Village (117 Engleside Dr, Richmond, VA 23222) from 9:00-11:30 AM


If you would like to attend or host a training for your company, school, church or other group, contact Megan Kettyle at [email protected] or 804-257-SCAN (7226) x107.



Join Us!

Join us at J.McLaughlin on April 26th for a day of shopping benefiting SCAN! From 12-6pm, 15% of all sales will be donated to SCAN.


Dine at Bertucci's Short Pump April 13th, April 15th and 16th and present the Dining for Dollars flyer (click here) to give 15% of your check back to SCAN


Join us on April 29th for dinner at Mosaic from 5pm-9pm! Mention SCAN to your server to have a portion of your bill contributed to SCAN.






Students help win passage of new law to limit use of restraint, seclusion of schoolchildren


Four students in Virginia Commonwealth University's Master of Social Work program played an instrumental role in helping win passage of a new law that requires new rules to govern the use of restraint and seclusion of students in Virginia's public schools. 



Join FAM For Breakfast On April 27th


Please join the FAM Network on April 27th from 8:30 to Noon for a free breakfast, networking and training at the downtown YMCA.

2 West Franklin St., Richmond, VA 


The Families Are Magic Community Based Network of Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) is pleased to sponsor a special free training and breakfast as part of our participation in the National Child Abuse Prevention Month Campaign. Our theme this year is Building Blocks for Successful Parenting-Raising Resilient Children.


Our training, "Engaging What is Strong and Not What is Wrong" will be presented by Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson, trauma specialist, national trainer, consultant and owner of Integrative Solutions, Inc.


Deadline is April 20, 2015.

To register, email [email protected] or call 804-257-7226 x104.





 April 18, 2015


 Contact Kristen Read for further information.  

[email protected]  

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