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!
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 2017 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.


  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: jcameron@grscan.com or 804-257-7226 x104.
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.


UPCOMING PUBLIC SCREENING OF RESILIENCE
Brought to your by the Community Idea Stations in partnership with Greater Richmond SCAN
 
Friday April 28, 2017
9:00am - 11:00am
 
Community Idea Stations
23 Sesame Street
Richmond, VA 23235
 
To register for this free event go to: ideastations.org/resilience

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 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 Byrd for more information! kbyrd@grscan.com.  

 
Train the Trainer workshop

April 27th
9:00am - 12:00pm

SCAN's Henrico Child Advocacy Center   
This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to train the Storytime intervention to a wide population of parents, caregivers and child serving professionals . The cost is $100 and includes USB, curriculum and materials.
 
Space is limited. For more information click HERE and to RSVP, please email: mmcginn@grscan.com .



Become a Steward of Children 
SCAN will be hosting Richmond's
9th Annual Prevent-A-Thon
,
April 17 through April 21.

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 ( www.d2l.org).   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 for a FREE Stewards of Children trainings during the Prevent-A-Thon.
 
To register or schedule a training for your agency contact Katelynn Jarrells at jarrellskb@vcu.edu for more information.  

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