Kari Hyman Honored with Marcy Handshaw Award
for Board Service
Kari Hyman was recently awarded the Marcy Handshaw Award for her service and dedication to SCAN. This award was created in honor of an amazing SCAN Board member, Marcy Handshaw, that passed away suddenly in 2006 and is given to a current SCAN Board member each year in her honor. As a longtime Board member and supporter, Kari has been an incredible support to SCAN over the past ten years. We are so thankful for her leadership, advocacy and ability to make people feel welcome at SCAN

How did you first get involved with SCAN?
I was first introduced to SCAN through Leadership Metro Richmond. I was a member of the 2009 class and our group focused on SCAN’s therapeutic Circle Preschool Program, which later opened in 2011. Our group provided research around the need for this type of preschool in the Richmond area. Through this project I met Jeanine and saw her passion for SCAN’s work. I also saw how organized and well-run SCAN is. All of this made me want to learn more and get involved.

What has been the best experience with SCAN so far?
There have been so many good things that have happened since I’ve become involved with SCAN. I’ve enjoyed getting friends, colleagues and families involved and exposing them to SCAN’s mission through different avenues. I enjoy finding the best entry point for each person to get involved including snack drives, SCAN’s Child Advocates Breakfast, Child Advocacy Center tours, and the Progressive Dinner. There are a diversity of ways for everyone to engage.

My introduction to SCAN, through our LMR project that helped launch the Circle Preschool Program in 2011, was also amazing. It was a unique experience to be part of that process as a volunteer. It’s also been fascinating to see the program grow over the past 10 years.

Are you involved with any other community organizations, hobbies, or activities?
I am a sustainer in the Junior League of Richmond. I also serve as the Parents Council President at St. Stephen’s Preschool. I enjoy playing tennis and more recently playing pickle ball and squash. I also enjoy spending time with my children and travelling.

What might someone be surprised to learn about you?
I love to get my hands dirty, do home renovations and use power tools. (Kari had just finished knocking down a chimney before this interview!)

Virtual Richmond CASA Volunteer Information Session
Would you like to hear from a CASA volunteer about their experience? Please join us 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. Two current volunteers will be there to speak about their experiences and answer questions. Our next training class will begin in the fall.

Virtual CASA Information Session
August 13, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Email Heather Farber at volunteer@grscan.com with any questions.
Thank you SCAN Protectors Circle Members!
The Protector’s Circle of Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) is a select group of individuals who support SCAN by making an annual gift of $1,000 or more to our child abuse prevention and treatment services. We are very grateful to the members of our Protector’s Circle for helping us keep children safe.

Staff Bring Parent Child Interaction Therapy Model to SCAN
One SCAN Clinician and two supervisors have been chosen to be part of the initial Virginia cohort of the Families First legislation Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Model Training. They are joining professionals from across Virginia to bring this therapy to more young children and parents. At SCAN, the model will be utilized with families in SCAN's Family Support Program, Child Advocacy Centers, and Circle Preschool Program.

PCIT is an evidence-based, short-term treatment approach designed for children ages 2 ½ to 6 years old and their caregivers. This treatment is intended for young children who are experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties. It teaches caregivers effective techniques which support the child in developing positive behaviors and social interactions. Each session is designed for the caregiver and child to play while the certified PCIT clinician provides live simultaneous coaching to the caregiver.  Outcomes of PCIT include but are not limited to positive parent child relationships, improved behavior, and reduced parenting stress.

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.
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.
Welcome new SCAN Board of Directors and
Board of Young Professionals Members
SCAN Board of Directors:
 Juliet Bloodgood
Shane Emmett
Blayre Gottwald
Elizabeth Hopkins

SCAN Board of Young Professionals:
Davis Barry
Kevin O'Donnell
Sydney Sparks
Save the Date - Kendra Scott Fundraiser
Join us for a virtual two day shopping event with Kendra Scott to benefit Greater Richmond SCAN.

August 6 - 7, 2020

Enter code GIVEBACK8170 in your cart on August 6 and 7 or at checkout and 20% of your purchase will benefit Greater Richmond's Stop Child Abuse Now.

SCAN Virtual Training and YouTube Channel
SCAN's Community Programs Staff continue to support caregivers, families, teachers, school staff, and others through virtual trainings and conversations during the current crisis. Check out SCAN's YouTube channel to view recordings of past trainings and be on the lookout for upcoming opportunities.

Trainings and conversations provided have included:
Staff have also introduced a new series on the SCAN YouTube Channel called Take 5 . These quick videos will introduce easy ways to support yourself and your family. Join SCAN for the latest Take 5 videos:
Give a Gift 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
Protect a Child today with a gift to SCAN's Annual Fund.
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