Tamika Daniel Helps Build Awareness and Resilience as SCAN's
Behavioral Health Community Organizer
Tamika Daniel began as SCAN’s Behavioral Health Community Organizer in August 2019 through a partnership with Richmond Memorial Health Foundation. Utilizing her expertise and experience, she brings SCAN’s work in Adverse Childhood Experiences, trauma and resilience to the community through trainings and forums. She also assists in building resilience and facilitating healing through empowerment and connection through a trauma-informed and equity lens. Additionally, she brings her voice and advocacy to meetings and tables throughout the community. We are thankful to have Tamika’s leadership, kindness, expertise, and voice at SCAN!

What is your role at SCAN? What brought you to the role?
I am the Behavioral Health Community Organizer (BHCO) at SCAN. This entails me taking my knowledge of ACES, trauma, and resilience and putting my own spin on it to bring it back to the community I live and work in. I found SCAN in an unlikely way. I was speaking at a quarterly Smart Beginnings meeting and a SCAN staff member heard me. SCAN was hiring for the BHCO position and reached out thinking I would be a good fit. My mentor at Peter Paul Development Center encouraged me to apply, helped me prepare and I got the job. I couldn’t be happier being part of SCAN and this work.

What inspires you in your work at SCAN?
All the new information I’ve learned inspires me. I’ve been through a lot in my life and have seen others endure a lot. It is often minimized and seen as being normal. This work has shown me that what we have experienced is trauma and it’s ok to get help. Bringing this knowledge out in the community to help people inspires me.

Do you have any goals or hopes for the next year in your work?
I hope to reach as many people as possible and continue to perfect my trainings for the community. I’m also passionate about self-care and am interested in maybe bringing this to the community I live in. I hope to continue to expand my horizons and education in this work.

Are you involved with any other community organizations, hobbies, or activities?
Yes. I sit on the Board of Directors and steering committee at Peter Paul Development Center. I also co-convene their High School Action Team.

What might someone be surprised to learn about you?
I’ve had a rocky life and was able to bounce back and attain something I didn’t think was possible. It’s not how you start and how many times you fall, but how you finish that makes all the difference. There are people out there with good intentions and its ok to let them in.

First Richmond CASA Virtual Training Class Sworn In
Earlier this month, judge Campbell swore in 13 new Richmond CASA volunteers. This was the first Richmond CASA training class and swearing in ceremony to be held virtually. We are so grateful to have these 13 amazing individuals join the Richmond CASA team as they begin their journey in advocating for children in Richmond.

The next Richmond CASA training class will be held this Fall starting in September. Learn more about becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate on our website at grscan.com/be-a-casa.
Email Heather Farber at volunteer@grscan.com with any questions.
Thank You!
Thank You to the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond and Reservoir Distillery for donating hand sanitizer to SCAN!

Thank you to Wawa Store #0655 at 5221 Brook Road for their donation of hoagie sandwiches!

Thank you to our volunteers who painted flower art to brighten up the Henrico CAC.
Support SCAN While You Shop!

Select SCAN as your charity of choice when you shop Amazon through Amazon Smile and a portion of your purchase will be donated back to SCAN.

Do you shop at Kroger? Choose Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) as you designated charity on Kroger Community Rewards and a portion of sales will be donated to SCAN each time you use your Kroger card.
Thank you Departing SCAN Board of Directors and BYP Members
We are so grateful for the years of service these individuals have given to SCAN. Their dedication has made a difference in the lives of children! 

SCAN Board of Directors:
  Karen Davis
Mark Deutsch
Frank Keller
Scott Miller
Alison Rogish
Birck Turnbull

SCAN Board of Young Professionals:
Scott Alouf
Courtney Ritter
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 and 7
More details to come!
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:
2018-2019 SCAN Annual Report Now Available Digitally
Protect a Child today with a gift to SCAN's Annual Fund.
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