SCAN Spotlight: Katie Morris Joins SCAN Team
Katie Morris recently joined SCAN’s team as the part-time Grants and Special Events Coordinator. In just a few short months, she’s already proven to be a huge asset to the Development Team. Her positivity, willingness to jump in to help out, and passion for the mission make SCAN a better place!

What has your life and work experience been that brought you to SCAN? What is your current role?
While volunteering on the Outreach Committee at St. James’s Episcopal Church, I was moved by all the positive work happening in our community. I became interested in getting more involved. I have a writing background and grant writing seemed like a perfect match of my interests and skills. I recently joined the SCAN team as the Grants and Special Events Coordinator. This position also pulls in my work and expertise with events. I was a booking agent at East Coast Entertainment for 10 years. This job at East Coast Entertainment was all about building relationships and working with people, which carried over into my work now with SCAN. I’ve also been involved with events through my role on the Board of Stavna Ballet.

What inspires your work at SCAN?
Being a mom, SCAN’s work and mission really hits close to home. Knowing how many lives SCAN is affecting each day is amazing and being a small part of that is exciting. The issue of child abuse and neglect is hard to think about, but the good that SCAN is able to bring into people’s lives is inspiring. The multifaceted nature of work at SCAN is also exciting. Each day I get to be part of writing, managing events, building relationships and so much more.

SCAN Blue & White Ball - Tickets on Sale Now!
Join SCAN's Board of Young Professionals for the 2019 Blue & White Ball!

Held at the Science Museum of Virginia, this black tie optional event offers a night of dancing, refreshments, food, and fun. A live band, silent auction, and delicious selection of food and drink will ensure a fantastic event, and all for a good cause. All proceeds benefit SCAN.

Last year's event was a sell out success so get your tickets now!
Get Involved with Richmond CASA!
CASA Conversations

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join Richmond CASA for an information session. You will have the opportunity to learn how CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected. A current volunteer will be there to speak about their experiences and answer questions. The event will be located at Greater Richmond SCAN’s Henrico office at 2006 Bremo Road, Suite 102.
RSVP by November 26th to heather.farber@richmondgov.com or 804-646-5180.

Our next training class will be starting on January 22 nd

SCAN Partners with VCU on Upcoming Study
How do child-pet interactions influence child health and well-being? The National Institute of Health has awarded a grant to a VCU social work professor, Shelby E. McDonald , Ph.D. t o study the impact of human-animal interaction on the development of children exposed to adverse family environments. Greater Richmond SCAN will serve as the community partner on the project.

Save the Dates!

BYP Toy Drive Happy Hour
November 29, 2018
Garden Grove

Intro to Trauma and Resilience Basics Training
December 5 - 9am - 12noon
More details and registration available here

Jewelry Party with Santorini Blue
December 7
Email Katie Morris for details

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

CASA Super Hero Run
May 4, 2019
Holiday Shopping Event at the Shops at 5807
It's a wonderful night! Join us Thursday, December 6th from 5-8 pm for our annual holiday party in partnership with the Shops at 5807. Stop by to get your holiday shopping done with one-night-only discounts while supporting a great cause! 10% of sales will be donated to Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now).

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
Reserve your Seat for a Special Public
Resilience Screening
The Byrd Theatre
2908 West Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221

November 27th
From 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a special, free screening of Resilience hosted by Greater Richmond SCAN in partnership with Voices for Virginia's Children.

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. 

A short discussion will be held after the film facilitated by Greater Richmond SCAN and Voices for Virginia's Children concerning the trauma-informed policy efforts happening in Virginia.

  RSVP
Please RSVP by following this  LINK.
SCAN Lends Expertise in Richmond Family Magazine
Witnessing bullying behavior can be very upsetting. It can leave the person feeling helpless, frightened, or confused. Ask your daughter how she feels when she sees her classmate being picked on. Reassure her that she is courageous for speaking up, and explore whether or not there are other actions (other than notifying the teacher) that she feels comfortable taking in the classroom.

Denise Noble, part of SCAN's FAM Program, lends her parenting expertise in Richmond Family Magazine's Parental Guidance Column. Learn more from her recent column "Can Your Kid Help a Bullied Kid?" Check it out online now.
Protect a Child today with a gift to SCAN's Annual Fund.
Greater Richmond SCAN | 804-257-7226 | www.grscan.com