2019 Child Abuse Prevention Month Packet
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 2019 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.
Stewards of Children Prevent-A-Thon
SCAN will be hosting Richmond's
11th Annual Prevent-A-Thon ,
April 14 through April 20
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.

April 15, 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Libbie Mill Library

April 17, 2019
9:00am - 11:30am
Michaux House
Two Opportunities to Join the Resilience Movement and Learn about Dr. Nadine Burke Harris's Work
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.

Attend a free, public screening of Resilience in April. A short discussion will follow the film.

April 9, 2019
The Byrd Theater

Resilience on Your Local PBS Station

Greater Richmond SCAN, Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia, Voices for Virginia's Children, Families Forward, and Community Idea Stations WCVW PBS are proud to present a special airing of Resilience on April 25, 2019 at 9:00pm in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Resilience will air across on partner stations across Virginia including:
WCVW -- 57.1 (Richmond/Petersburg)
WHTJ D2 -- Charlottesville (this is WCVW in that area and not WHTJ main channel)
WVPT D2 -- Harrisonburg (This is WCVW/WVPY in Harrisonburg which is the WCVW signal in that area and not WVPT main).

Plant A Pinwheel Garden
Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention because they represent a happy, uplifting childhood. SCAN invites you to use pinwheels as a visible show of support for keeping children in our community safe.

Contact Noah Dziedzic to order pinwheels or with any questions: ndziedzic@grscan.com or 804-257-7226 x104.

Support SCAN Around Town!

SCAN Benefit Monday - Don't Look Back
April 15, 2019
A portion of the proceeds at both Don't Look Back locations will benefit SCAN
Kendra Scott Gives Back Party!
May 3, 2019
20% of proceeds from 5pm - 8pm will support SCAN
Join the SCAN's Richmond CASA Team
CASA Superhero Run!
May 4, 2019
Richmond CASA is thrilled to partner with Chesterfield CASA and Henrico CASA again 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.

Other Ways to Support SCAN During Child Abuse Prevention Month
There are so many ways to get involved this April in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Get a group together at your office, faith community, book club, or anywhere else and collect healthy snacks and for use in SCAN's children's programs.

Have a Casual Day in honor of SCAN during which staff members can wear relaxed attire in exchange for a $5 donation to SCAN. All proceeds will go to protect children through SCAN's 5 programs.

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. 

Become a Richmond CASA volunteer! Applications for our next training class are due by April 2. Learn more on the SCAN website.

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

For more information on these opportunities and other ways to get involved contact Sarah Mersereau at smersereau@grscan.com.
Protect a Child today with a gift to SCAN's Annual Fund.
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