SCAN's New Parent Group Facilitator 


As a new Parent Group Facilitator for SCAN's Family Support Program (FSP), Allie Ludeman is nearing the end of her first 20 week parenting group.  


"I have enjoyed getting to know the parents in my group while educating them on positive discipline," Allie said.  


As a Parent Group Facilitator, Allie works to enhance parenting skills, build social networks, increase knowledge of child development, and make parents aware of valuable community resources. The Family Support Program provides treatment groups and education groups each week for families who have experienced, or are at high risk of experiencing child abuse or neglect.


"The work is hard but rewarding," Allie said. "I want to provide a safe place for the parents in my group to not feel judged and be able to talk openly about their experiences, behavior, and thoughts. I feel privileged that I am able help them make changes in a supportive environment."  


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Vol. 54,  May 2015



Thursday June 11th



1715 Summit Ave

Richmond, VA   




Kristen Luehrs, on air personality from WTVR CBS 6 News will be guest bar tending from 4-7:30pm at Isley Brewing. Neighborhood partner Relay Foods will be at Isley for the event and a portion of the proceeds will go to Greater Richmond SCAN.  


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What's New with SCAN's Family Support Program


Currently SCAN's Family Support Program (FSP) is running nine, 20-week, intensive treatment groups for parents who have experienced, or are at high risk of experiencing child abuse or neglect.


The Family Support Program holds a number of groups with different focuses and components. One FSP group has a "family interaction component" that provides parents with an opportunity to put into practice the skills they are learning in their group, promoting positive behaviors in their children and improving the quality of the parent-child relationship.  


FSP will now be offering a day group at The Partnership for Families Northside (PFN). PFN provides a range of services, including childcare, literacy programs, and employment services. This is a location that is familiar and easily accessible, as a large majority of FSP clients commute from the Northside Neighborhoods.  


Currently, FSP has 3 specialty groups which include: a group for mothers in Recovery at Mercy House, a group for Spanish-speaking parents, and a modified 20-week group for parents with intellectual disabilities or severe mental health diagnoses. The clients in this modified group have been attending group regularly and making steady and consistent progress; learning new skills around setting limits, the importance of empathy, and understanding their parental role specifically during visitation, as most of them do not have custody of their children.


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Thursday October 8th 

A night of fashion and fun to benefit SCAN!  

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804-257-7226 x106. 


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