Join Greater Richmond SCAN during April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, to prevent child abuse and raise awareness in our community.
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 2018 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.

#StandWithSCAN and share what inspires you to support SCAN!
Click here to download a Stand With SCAN sign and share why you #StandWithSCAN on Facebook and Twitter!

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.

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Spots Available: Storytime Training

Train the Trainer workshop

April 4th
9:00am - 12:00pm

SCAN's Henrico CAC
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: .

Be a Superhero for Richmond CASA!

Join the Richmond CASA Team!

May 5, 2018

Richmond CASA is thrilled to partner with Chesterfield CASA and Henrico CASA this year. Support the Richmond CASA program by joining our team in the CASA Super Hero Run.

In order for a portion of the proceeds to go directly to Richmond CASA you must join our team:
Become part of the movement of individuals, corporations, and organizations that are proud to lead the fight against child abuse. Enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and fun for the whole family. St. Joseph's Villa offers a flat and fast 5K course, which accommodates all levels of expertise.

Spread the word and invite your friends to join via Facebook

Oprah and Dr. Bruce Perry Discuss Childhood Trauma on 60 Minutes

Watch the full report on the role trauma plays on childhood development from Oprah and 60 minutes featuring Dr. Bruce Perry.
Through the TICN, SCAN and community partners across the area are working to integrate trauma-informed practices into systems across sectors  such as healthcare, schools, police, etc. Learn more about the work of the Trauma Informed Community Network and get involved 
Dr. Bruce Perry's work has also been integral to SCAN's Circle Preschool Program, which works with preschool-age children who demonstrate significant social and emotional difficulties in the classroom setting often due to trauma. Learn more about the Circle Preschool Program 

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. 

Donate in honor of a child you love and protect other children in our community.

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 Katelynn Jarrells for  more information at or 804-257-7227.   

  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 Katelynn Jarrells for questions: or 804-257-7226 x104.

Upcoming Free Public Screening of Resilience

Join us at the Byrd Theatre for a special screening of Resilience. A discussion led by Greater Richmond SCAN will follow.
Tuesday April 10, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Become a Steward of Children 

SCAN will be hosting Richmond's
10th Annual Prevent-A-Thon
April 15 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 (   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 training on 4/16 during the Prevent-A-Thon.
To learn more, register, or schedule a training for your agency click here.
Happy Hour for A Cause
Veil Brewing Company

April 19
5pm - 8pm

Support SCAN during Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Veil Brewing Company for Third Thursdays. 15% of sales from 5pm - 8pm will be donated to support SCAN's programs.

Find out more and invite your friends here.

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