SCAN Spotlight:
Natalie Clavon enhances Family Support Program as Clinical Coordinator
Natalie has been a member of the  Family Support Program  staff for several years now. She brings an extensive clinical and education background of experience to her role as Clinical Coordinator, a position that was recently expanded to full-time. We are thankful to Natalie for sharing her passion, intelligence, and hard work with SCAN!

How did you first get involved with SCAN? What is your current role?

I first heard about SCAN from a colleague who was running a  Family Support Program  group. I started as a parenting group facilitator about 3 years ago.
Currently, I am the Family Support Program Clinical Supervisor. I provide supervision and support to SCAN parenting group facilitators, conduct initial intake appointments, observe group meetings, and run groups as well. It’s rewarding to see the whole continuum of the parenting group process that our parents go through. I often am the first person at SCAN that parents meet, then I hear about and observe their progress throughout the group and up until completion of the group.

SCAN Lunch and Learn
Friday, September 14
12:00 noon - 1pm
Henrico Child Advocacy Center

Learn more about SCAN, tour the Child Advocacy Center, and connect with staff. Lunch will be provided.

Email Sarah Mersereau at for more information and to sign up.

New Trauma Focused Treatment Model Comes to CAC
Five SCAN staff that work within the Trauma Focused Treatment program at the Child Advocacy Center attended a 2-day training with the Yale Child Study Center in July. This training was the beginning of the implementation of the Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CFTSI) Model at the CAC. 

CFTSI addresses the fact that we know a supportive caregiver is a primary protective factor for children exposed to trauma. By working with both the child and caregiver, increasing communication between the child and caregiver, and providing specific behavioral skills that are taught to both the caregiver and child to cope with symptoms, we can address risk factors and promote healing. We look forward to joining CACs around the country in implementing this model.

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 Volunteer, Fred Orelove, named 2018 Hometown Hero
We are excited to celebrate SCAN Circle Preschool Program volunteer, TICN Schools Committee Co-chair, and someone who does so much for the families and children served by SCAN, Fred Orelove!

Thank you to  Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen  for recognizing Fred as one of this year's Hometown heroes. A well deserved honor for a phenomenal person! 

Read more about Fred Orelove and the Hometown Heroes Award here.
Circle Preschool Program prepares for Transition to Kindergarten
SCAN's 8 Circle Preschool Program graduates have been getting ready for their transition to their next educational step! As a culminating project of their study on ways to calm their bodies and brains when feelings are strong, the children created Regulation Tool Belts.

The children plan to take the tool belts to their new schools to show teachers what helps them calm and to show friends tools to calm. This was a joint project of Circle Preschool's staff and our master's interns from VCU's Social Work and Counseling and Special Education-School of Education Departments.
Resilience Screening and Trauma-Informed Panel Discussion
September 26, 2018
Robinson Theater

Join the Resilience Movement! This powerful film 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 panel of leaders from the Greater Richmond Trauma Informed Community Network will lead a discussion and answer questions following the film. We are excited to welcome Melissa McGinn (TICN Co-coordinator), Fred Orelove (Trauma-Informed Schools Committee Co-chair), and Kelli Burnett (Trauma-Informed Legal/Courts Committee Co-chair)

Registration is free. Sign up now!
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