Saturday, March 4, 2017 
Bolling Haxall House

Tickets $85
Click here to purchase your tickets now!

  
SCAN's Board of Young Professionals invites you to a night of dancing and fun, all for a good cause.

Cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres!

Specialty drinks by Belle Isle Craft Spirits

Cider by Buskey Hard Cider

Beer from Ardent Craft Ales

Live Music from Another Level!

Silent Auction featuring great packages to bid on.
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SCAN and Resilience  
In our region, trauma is an all too common daily experience for children and families. More and more evidence shows that there are pathways through trauma and that family violence can be prevented. For young children, a healthy parent relationship is the best protection against adversity of any sort.
SCAN's Circle of Parents groups, at Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School and other locations in Richmond, are parent-led and resilience-focused. At Circle of Parents, social support, knowledge and skills, and parent facilitation help families to identify and experience resilience in their day-to-day lives. Stay tuned as SCAN looks to offer more Circle of Parent groups throughout Greater Richmond. To learn more about this evidence-based model that empowers parents, click here .

SCAN has also been at the forefront of the resilience and trauma-focused discussion through screenings of Paper Tigers and Resilience, two documentaries focused on this topic.

Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school in Walla Walla, WA, that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, and in the process has become a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.

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. 

Read More.

Thank you to
Magellan Health

for donating snacks
to SCAN's programs!

 
Richmond CASA
in Need of Volunteers

Court-Appointed Special Advocates ("CASAs") are everyday citizens appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children.
CASAs make sure children don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social services systems. For many abused children, their CASA will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

Richmond CASA urgently needs more volunteers to fill this important role.

If you are interested in becoming a CASA or learning more, p lease contact CASA Volunteer Coordinator Heather Farber at: heather.farber@richmondgov.com or 804-646-5180.
 

You can also find more information about Richmond CASA here.

SCAN-IT
Vol. 68, February 2017 
Scott Miller Joins SCAN's Board of Directors

Scott Miller, a Research Analyst at Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley, heightened his involvement with SCAN by joining the Board of Directors last year. While a Baltimore native, Scott's connection to the Richmond community is deeply rooted. During his final year at Washington & Lee University, Scott decided to focus his job-search on the Richmond market, to join his now-wife Heather, in her plan to attend graduate school in Richmond, her hometown.

Twenty-years later, he has found himself actively engaged with the community through his professional work and philanthropic efforts. For the past 13 years, he has worked at Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley, an investment management firm for institutional clients, as well as individuals and families. Through the firm's avid support of SCAN, Scott became involved with the organization after being introduced to its mission by Brett Hawkins, a colleague and former SCAN Board Member. He believes SCAN's mission to be so valuable because of the organization's effort towards advocating for children who are in difficult positions to do so themselves, in order to "shift their circumstances and future in a positive direction".

As a member of the Board, Scott serves on the Finance Committee. In addition to his role on the committee, he has developed a richer understanding of SCAN's services by attending annual board sessions and fundraisers for the past few years. Through these events, he has had the opportunity to interact with SCAN staff and supporters across several of its programs, such as CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and FAM (Families are Magic ). "SCAN is fortunate to have such a dedicated and passionate staff. That passion comes through in everyone I've met. I think the difficulty of a child's circumstances and the opportunity to change that make the rewards all the more compelling." said Scott.

Read More. 
 
Join Us this April during Child Abuse  
Prevention Month
 
Each April, SCAN coordinates a local public awareness campaign for National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Thank you for joining 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: jcameron@grscan.com 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 (www.d2l.org). 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 Katelynn Jarrells at jarrellskb@vcu.edu 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.
 
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.
 
Click here to learn more about National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Thank you to Tidal Wheel for hosting a Charity Ride for SCAN!

Save the Date!

Saturday April 29, 2017

 

 

For more information, please contact Kristen Byrd at kbyrd@grscan.com or  

804-257-7226 x106. 

 

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