Join Greater Richmond SCAN during April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, to prevent child abuse and raise awareness in our community.
How You Can Help!
Partner with SCAN and create a
live and virtual
pinwheel garden

For every $25 donated, a pinwheel will be planted outside of SCAN at 103 E Grace Street. These pinwheels will be dedicated to the special children in your life. As April, Child Abuse Prevention Month progresses, SCAN will be posting pictures of the garden "growing". Follow us on Facebook to watch the difference a caring community can make in the lives of children. 
Follow this link to donate online, or call or email SCAN directly (804-257-7226 /  

Plant your own pinwheel garden
to show your support of SCAN!  
You can request any number of pinwheels to plant in front of your home, school,  
or business for the month of April.

To request your Pinwheels for Prevention, contact SCAN at (804) 257-7226 x104 or

Happenings In March

SCAN's Henrico Child Advocacy Center officially opened in March!

Congratulations and thank you to the new class of Richmond CASA Volunteers!
Help the Helper - Enhancing the Well-Being of Those Working with Trauma Victims
The Families Are Magic (FAM) Network of Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) is pleased to sponsor a special training and breakfast as part of our participation in the National Child Abuse Prevention Month Campaign.
This year's theme is Resiliency: For Children, Parents, Families and the Community.
April 25, 2016 
8:30 am to 12:00
United Way
2001 Maywill St, Ste 201, Richmond, VA 23230
Free parking available
Our training "Help the Helper-Enhancing the Well-Being of Those Working with Trauma Victims" will be presented by C. Lynne Edwards, LCSW, consultant, trainer and therapist for C2ADOPT and previously the FAM Network Coordinator for Greater Richmond SCAN.
This workshop will explore the impact of working with families who have experienced trauma on professionals-what this looks like and how it impacts not just their work but their health and personal life as well.
Click here for more information.
RSVP to Denise at
by April 18th.

Join SCAN's BYP for a night of painting and fun!
Paint a HEART to donate to the heart wall at SCAN's Child Advocacy Center.
Wine & Design 
April 20th 
Cost: $45
Only 40 spots available!
Code: Scan
Join SCAN's BYP as they partner with the folks at Wine and Design and Shoe Crazy wine to host an evening of painting and fun! At the end of the night a portion of the profit and all canvases will be donated back to SCAN.  
We hope to see you there!

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

Click here for SCAN's 2016-2017 Board of Young Professionals application.

Congratulations to Deep Run Dance Marathon for raising $223,093 for area non-profits!
Thank you for your
support of SCAN!

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 SCAN.

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. 

Sponsor a Stewards of Children training to educate your staff, friends, family, or faith community about child sexual abuse and how to prevent it.

Contact Kristen Read for more information!  

Become a Steward of Children 
SCAN will be hosting Richmond's
8th Annual Prevent-A-Thon
April 18 through April 22.

SCAN will offer 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 (   Greater Richmond SCAN has been offering the trainings throughout this area since 2008. 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:
  • Tuesday, April 18th from 9:00 am to noon at The Community Idea Station, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond
  • Thursday, April 21st from 9:00 am to noon at United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, 2001 Maywill Street, Richmond
  • Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at SCAN, 103 E Grace Street, Richmond
For more information or to participate in SCAN's 8th Annual Prevent-a-thon, please e-mail Hannah Vaughn at or call 257-7226. Space is limited so please register early.

FAM (Families are Magic) has compiled its annual April packet full of information on this year's theme as well as child abuse and neglect prevention. There are so many ways for you, your family, your business, your school, and your community to become involved and help SCAN to prevent child abuse and neglect in the Greater Richmond area.
Please take a few moments to download the
2016 April Child Abuse Prevention Packet
Thanks for partnering with us and thanks for helping the children, families and communities in the Greater Richmond area thrive.

A collection of recipes celebrating family and friends

The Presbyterian Women of River Road Presbyterian Church will generously donate all proceeds from the sales of the Graceful Gatherings Cookbook during the months of April, May and June, to Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now).

Click here to learn more and purchase your book!

Books can be purchased directly from the Graceful Gatherings website, or you can call SCAN to order.  
All sales will benefit SCAN. 

Graceful Gatherings showcases delicious recipes designed to inspire memorable moments whether the celebration is an elegant dinner, spontaneous party, casual picnic or weeknight family meal. 
Recipes for breakfast and brunch such as Lemon Ricotta Soufflé Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup and Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash are simple yet elegant enough for company.  You will also find taste sensations with Spitfire Shrimp, Baked Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese Dip, Rosemary Chicken & White Bean Soup, Island Spice Pork Tenderloin, Lobster Paella, Crispy Kale, Bread Pudding with Winter or Summer Sauce, and Caramel Corn Snack Mix. A special Tastemakers section features recipes from notable chefs of Richmond, Virginia.

Save the Date!
April 30, 2016
Call or email Kristen Read for information about this event. (804) 257-7226 x106
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