SCAN Spotlight: Sara Marcus leads BYP
Sara Marcus has been a vital part of the Board of Young Professionals since she joined three years ago. Her leadership, kindness, hard work and passion for the families and children in our community make such a difference for all those touched by SCAN. We are thankful for Sara and excited for this year with her serving as President of the Board of Young Professionals.

What inspires you to stay involved with your work at SCAN?
After moving to Richmond, I immediately felt a deep connection to the community. In a city of Richmond’s size, everyone is so linked. We all want children in our community to grow up in healthy, happy family environments and to have the opportunity to heal and recover when children and families suffer traumatic events. SCAN provides this opportunity to families and children across our region.

I’ve also been inspired to stay involved with the BYP because it is such an energetic and passionate group. Hearing stories from staff about the lives SCAN touches is so impactful. As the incoming BYP President, I was able to help interview new member for this year. Hearing all the stories about how people learned about SCAN and became interested in the BYP was inspiring. From former CASA volunteers to people who have been to our events to neighbors who walk by the SCAN office everyone has a unique story.

Upcoming SCAN Events - Save the Date!
Kappa Delta at University of Richmond hosts event at Ginger Juice (Three Chopt) in honor of SCAN
October 9, 2018  1:00pm – 5:00pm
10% of sales will support SCAN’s work

Hardywood West Trunk or Treat
October 28, 2018
Bring the family for some Halloween fun and support SCAN! Find out more info here.

Shops at 5807 - December 6, 2018
Mark your calendar!

Blue and White Ball - February 2, 2019

Shagbark Dinner - February 10, 2019
More details to come!
Thank you!

Thank you to United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg for their recent grant in support of SCAN's Family Support Program and Circle Preschool Program! 
We are grateful to VA Classic Cruisers for their recent gift and commitment to protecting children!

Thank you to the Robins Foundation for their generous grant in support of the Circle Preschool Program!
8th Annual Child Advocate's Breakfast
Friday, October 5, 2018
7:30 - 8:30am
Country Club of Virginia

The Child Advocate's Breakfast raises awareness and financial support for the preschool and SCAN's other programs. The program will focus on the Circle Preschool program with insight from staff, stories from those touched by the program, and outcomes of the program. 
Email Sarah Mersereau for more information and to RSVP.
Giving Through United Way

When you join a United Way campaign, you have the opportunity to choose how your contribution is spent. You can have your gift distributed for you or you can give your gift to a specific organization.  
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
Support Greater Richmond SCAN during the Dominion Energy Charity Classic through Birdies for Charity Presented by TowneBank!
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 (October 19-21, 2018).

In addition, the PGA TOUR will donate an additional 10 percent on donations made through Birdies for Charity, so SCAN will receive an additional 10 percent of total pledges!
DONATION TYPES (Donations can be made at any time):

* A one-time flat donation (minimum donation of $25).

*A per-birdie donation (option to cap donation). Total donation amount will be determined based on the number of birdies made by PGA TOUR Champions professionals during the Dominion Energy Charity Classic (Oct. 19-21, 2018).

SCAN Hosts Statewide TICN Meeting
On September 17, SCAN convened leaders from Trauma Informed Community Networks across the state. It was incredible to learn from each other, hear about resilience and trauma-informed efforts across Virginia, and to work with  Voices for Virginia's Children  as they form a unified trauma-informed policy agenda. Thank you to all the partners who have joined these efforts to build a trauma-informed VA! A special thank you to Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia , The Community Foundation , and Bon Secours for funding the efforts of the Greater Richmond TICN.

Read more about the trauma-informed policy work happening across the state in a recent blog post from Voices for Virginia's Children
Family Support Program Reaches At-Risk Parents
SCAN's Family Support Program provides treatment and education groups to empower caregivers with the tools they need to nurture and protect their children. Each parent completes an exit survey at the completion of group.
  • Last year, 91% of parents shared that they achieved their personal goals in group. Examples include:
  • to be a better mother and take responsibility for my actions
  • to improve my parenting ability and become closer with my child.
  • learn to discipline my child without abuse
  • to never neglect my kids again
  • to get my life back on track

  • 92% of parents have an understanding of how they were raised and how early life experience impact their parenting. Examples of how parents now nurture their children include:
  • showing attention, love and support
  • saying I love you no matter what
  • help understand when they are easily frustrated
  • keep child safe
Protect a Child today with a gift to SCAN's Annual Fund.
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