Join Us this April During Child Abuse Prevention Month
Each April, SCAN coordinates the local public awareness campaign for National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

We hope you can join us this April as we fundraise and promote awareness within our community.
Plant a Pinwheel Garden
Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention because they symbolize a happy, uplifting childhood. SCAN invites you to use pinwheels as a visible show of support for keeping children in our community safe. Click here to learn more on how you can help!

Contact Joan Cameron for questions: [email protected] or 804-257-7226 x104.
Become a Steward of Children
Join us for a free training! 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 ( 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.
SCAN will be offering Stewards of Children training's *free* of charge to all participants.
Through our Prevent-A-Thon, facilitators train individuals in the evidence-based Stewards of Children training on the prevention of child sexual abuse.
Click here for more information! If you would like to attend or host a training for your company, school, church or other group, contact Hannah Vaughn at [email protected] or call 257-7226.

Donate in Honor of a Child You Love
Your donations make a difference! The funds donated by community members like you allow us to continue our child abuse prevention and treatment services. Donate this month in honor of a child you love. Click here to Donate Now.
Stay In Touch
SCAN shares information through our social media outlets including updates on our special events, the latest articles on child abuse and neglect and information about how you can make a difference.
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Click here to learn more about National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

While testing your knowledge on such things as current events and Richmond history, help raise money to benefit SCAN!
Date: Thursday March 10th

Time: 7:00pm

Where: O'Toole's Restaurant
4800 Forest Hill Ave,
Richmond, VA 23225

Ticket Price: $5.00

How Can You Help SCAN?

SCAN is in need of an in-kind contribution of printing services for our Storytime Project, that we have recently developed in our FAM (Families are Magic) Program.

Using Storytime to Build Resilience is a six week curriculum based on the understanding that taking the time to connect with children and invest in them at a young age will greatly increase their ability to bounce back when they are faced with challenges throughout their lives. This program provides parents and other caregivers the tools to teach children life skills through the stories and the activities presented.
If you are interested in an in-kind contribution, please contact Denise Noble at [email protected].
SCAN is looking for donation of art work, with a nature/forest theme for SCAN's new Henrico Child Advocacy Center. If you are interested in a donation, please contact Kristen Read, [email protected].

Vol. 61,  February 2016 
BYP Member Christina Edwards
In her first year as a member of SCAN's Board of Young Professionals (BYP), Christina Edwards has been heavily involved in all efforts of the BYP.

As part of the Fundraising Committee, Christina supported the BYP's signature fundraiser, the Blue & White Ball. The Blue & White Ball raised over $33,000 of unrestricted funds for SCAN's programs. One of the most important avenues to raise money during the event was the silent auction, which Christina helped spearhead.
"I have really enjoyed meeting everyone on the BYP," said Christina. "Even more, I have enjoyed seeing and experiencing the important work of SCAN in our community. My favorite experience as a member of the BYP was volunteering during Santa Shop."

Santa Shop is a program focused event planned each year by the BYP, which benefits the families and children of SCAN during the holidays. BYP members organize toy drives, and decorate donated office space at the James Center to create a wonderful evening for parents and guardians to "shop" for toys for their children. While parents shop, children enjoy holiday crafts, movies, and pictures with Santa.

"During Santa Shop, you work directly with the children and families that benefit from SCAN's programs," said Christina. "Seeing the joy on their faces and knowing we helped a family in need has been the highlight of my experience with the BYP."

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Click here for more information on SCAN's BYP.

SCAN's Circle Preschool Celebrates 5th Anniversary  
In February, SCAN celebrated the Circle Preschool's 5th Anniversary. The mission of the Circle Preschool is to provide high quality early childhood education and intensive trauma focused treatment to children. In addition, SCAN works with caregivers to empower them to help reduce the long-term effects of traumatic abuse and neglect for children. The preschool works to ensure children have the necessary preschool experiences so that they are able to be successful in school.
The Circle Preschool is made possible by the dedicated staff, volunteers and donors who continue to support this program. A special thank you to St. James's Children Center. They have provided a lovely home for the Circle Preschool since its inception.
The children of the Circle Preschool made valentines for each guest to thank them for the preschool.
To learn more about the Circle Preschool, click here.

Thank you to the participants of SCAN's Abes for Babes Campaign!

We have 40 participants collecting spare change for SCAN through the end of April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Community Resiliency
SCAN's focus is not only on children and families but also on our community. We help build resiliency across multiple systems. One model that informs our work is the Community Resiliency Model.
Trauma Informed practices recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma and respond by integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices. A Trauma-Informed System works to reduce re-traumatization, and understand the potential paths for recovery through resilience.

Responses to stress and trauma can have a major effect on the mind, body, and spirit. Traumatic events can affect many aspects of a child and parent's life and can lead to secondary problems; difficulties in school or work and relationships, or health-related problems.

The Community Resiliency Model focuses on the next step of Trauma Informed care, creating a resiliency focused culture.

Resilience is the positive influence of protective factors, which help to mitigate those factors that pose an endangerment to health and well-being. Resilience is the ability to return to being healthy and hopeful after bad things happen.

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Thank You!

Bon Secours Health System for the generous grant to support SCAN's new satellite CAC in Henrico.
Our new training class of Richmond CASA Volunteers.   

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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 choose SCAN, you will see a line at the very top of your shopping screen that you are supporting us.

Save the Date!


Saturday April 30, 2016



For more information, please contact Kristen

Read at [email protected] or
804-257-7226 x106. 


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