SCAN's Child Advocate's Breakfast

Thank you to the SCAN Board of Directors and SCAN supporters for hosting guests and attending our 7th Annual Child Advocate's Breakfast on September 29!

The work of SCAN's Richmond CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program was highlighted. Melissa O'Neill, Court Appointed Special Advocate Program State Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, shared the impact of CASA in Virginia and the unique role of Richmond CASA. CASA volunteers, Sara, Kari and Leah, courageously  shared the stories of children in the Richmond CASA program and the impact of their crucial work as CASA volunteers.

Thank you for your support. It makes a huge difference in the lives of children and families in our community!
Support Greater Richmond SCAN during the
Dominion Energy
Charity Classic
Birdies for Charity program
!


 
The Dominion Energy Charity Classic Birdies for Charity program enables Richmond-area charities to use the Dominion Energy Charity Classic tournament as a fundraising platform.

The program gives SCAN an opportunity to generate contributions through flat donations or based on the number of "birdies" made by PGA TOUR Champions players during the tournament.

There are two types of pledges:
  • A per-birdie amount for every birdie made by the PGA TOUR Champions professionals during the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, with an option to cap at a certain amount
  • A one-time flat donation, with a minimum flat donation of $25.
HOW TO DONATE
  • Visit deccgolf.com.
  • Select 'one-time fixed donation' OR 'score-based donation' (per birdie)
  • Choose Greater Richmond SCAN from the drop-down list of participating charities. *Should already be chosen for you!
  • Fill out the billing information form. One-time flat donations will be processed immediately, and per-birdie donations will be processed after the tournament when the number of birdies made during competition rounds is determined.
Click here for more information!
 
SCAN is in need of healthy snack donations!

Please help with a donation of snacks for the children served by SCAN through the Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) and Family Support Program Children Groups.

Snacks can be dropped off at 103 East Grace Street, or contact us to coordinate a pick-up.
804-257-7226 
  Trauma Informed Community Network: Making a Difference


The Greater Richmond Trauma Informed Community Network (TICN) is a diverse group of individuals and organizations convened by Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now), who share a commitment toward the creation of a more trauma informed and resilient community within the Greater Richmond region.

With over 200 members from more than 85 different organizations representing a wide range of systems that include public, private, non-profit, state and local government agencies, the TICN is making big strides in the work to shift community thinking. The Greater Richmond TICN has a variety of committees that work towards advancing and supporting trauma informed and trauma sensitive practices and policies in systems. These committees include schools, policy, brief screening tools, legal/courts, healthcare, outcomes, workforce development and training.

Click here to read more about the remarkable work of this network in the 2016-2017 TICN Annual Report.
Save the Dates!

Shops at 5807 Holiday Event
December 7, 2017

Blue & White Ball hosted by SCAN's Board of Young Professionals
February 3, 2018

SCAN's 16th Annual Progressive Dinner & Auction
April 7, 2018
   
Please contact Kristen Byrd at
(804) 257-7226 or Kbyrd@grscan.com for more information.
Giving Through United Way

When you join a United Way campaign, you have the opportunity to choose how your contribution is spent.
 
SCAN is eligible to receive donor designations through the United Way campaigns.  
 
Our campaign codes are as follows:
  • United Way Campaign: #3343 (please also list SCAN)
  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): #82607
  • Local Government & Schools (LGS): #166
SCAN-IT
Vol. 73, September 2017 
Meet Lindsey Stokes - SCAN's new CAC Family Advocate


Lindsey Stocks recently joined the SCAN Child Advocacy Center team as the part-time Family Advocate. She took the role on from Audrey who worked at the CAC first as our intern and then as the Family Advocate.

"SCAN acknowledges that this process affects the whole family, which is really important." 

Lindsey received her Master's Degree from Radford University and has worked as an Intensive In-Home Counselor, Treatment Foster Care Social Worker, and a Manager of Program Development for a non-profit agency. She is excited to be closer to family as she and her adorable dog, Cooper, recently moved to the Richmond area from Roanoke.

Lindsey first became familiar with the work of Child Advocacy Centers through one of her foster care cases in a previous job. She followed the child through the process of visiting the Child Advocacy Center and eventually taking the case to court, recognizing that the role of the CAC was so crucial in ensuring the child was only interviewed one time.

As the Family Advocate at SCAN's CAC, she now provides support to nonoffending caregivers while the child is talking with a forensic interviewer. Lindsey provides a judgment free, listening ear to the caregivers who may not always have an outlet to talk about their feelings or ask questions. The Family Advocate provides the family with resources to ensure they feel knowledgeable about the process, to help them better understand the trauma their child is experiencing and symptoms they may see in their child, and to aid them in being a support for their child as their family deals with the traumatic events that have occurred and works toward healing. 

   

Join the Resilience Movement! 

"The child may not remember, but the body remembers."
 
Resilience chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.  The film portrays a dynamic group of individuals who are proving that cycles of disease and adversity can be broken.

Resilience Public Screenings  
 
Libbie Mill Library
Thursday October 5, 2017
9:30am-11am
 

Save The Date for a public screening of Resilience at  The Byrd Theater on  December 4, 2017!
Can Your Vote Support Resilient Kids?

Voices for Virginia's Children and Richmond Family Magazine explore how your vote can support resilient kids and address the impact of trauma on children in our community.

According to Jeanine Harper, executive director of Greater Richmond SCAN, "The process of translating the science related to the impact of ACEs into best practices will lead to better outcomes in the lives of children and their families and also in our most challenged communities." Says Harper, "The work of TICN provides real hope that recovery from trauma is within our reach."

Read the full article which highlights the work of Greater Richmond SCAN and the Trauma Informed Community Network HERE

Thank you to our partners, Voices for Virginia's Children and Richmond Family Magazine, for their work to promote resilience in kids and build a more trauma-informed community!
 
Celebrating SCAN Community Partners!

Junior League of Richmond members  spent this past Saturday at  SCAN building baby boxes to help curb infant deaths attributed to unsafe sleep practices. Thank you!

A huge thank you to The Robins Foundation for their recent grant to support the Circle Preschool Program and trauma-informed education. 

The  Rotary Club of Innsbrook recently made a gift in support of the Henrico Child Advocacy Center. Your ongoing support makes a difference!
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