SCAN’s Richmond Child Advocacy Center Receives Reaccreditation Status from National Children's Alliance!
SCAN’s Child Advocacy Center has come a long way since first opening its doors in 2004. Since then we have served thousands of children, opened a satellite location in Henrico and expanded trauma-focused treatment options for families in our community.

The Child Advocacy Center recently received reaccreditation from the National Children’s Alliance, which is a major accomplishment in the CAC world! Formed in 1988, NCA has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 25 years. Because CACs are working with some of our most vulnerable children who need to receive services in a safe, friendly, trauma-informed environment the NCA’s standards for accreditation are high. They include a number of evidence supported standards in areas of focus such as organizational capacity, multidisciplinary teams, cultural competency and diversity, forensic interview, victim support and advocacy, mental health, medical health, case review and tracking and child-focused settings.

The process gave CAC staff, as well as the Richmond multidisciplinary team, a chance to reflect on our current practices and ensure SCAN’s CACs were operating at the highest quality possible. The reaccreditation process culminated in an NCA site visit in November 2018 where CAC staff, leadership, SCAN Board members, and the Richmond MDT participated in meetings and interviews. The site reviewers, who visit CACs across the country, were blown away by the level of professionalism and functioning of the Richmond MDT. They also noted that the CAC’s Trauma Focused Treatment Program was extraordinary and one of the best they’ve seen.

Congratulations and thank you to the Child Advocacy Center staff and all our MDT partners! The Richmond community is a better, safer place for children because of your efforts.



Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience
Greater Richmond SCAN is proud to partner with Voices for Virginia's Children , Family & Children's Trust Fund , Families Forward , and others to host this summit focused on both policy changes and practices to prevent adverse childhood experiences and promote resilience. The Summit will be a key milestone in the  Campaign for a Trauma-informed Virginia .
 
The morning of the summit with feature a keynote by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. To provide context to Virginia’s efforts to improve trauma-informed policy and practice, members of the Governor's administration and the General Assembly are invited to share their perspectives on the policy panel.
 
The afternoon will feature breakout sessions highlighting trauma-informed practice and policy change at the local and regional level and across sectors such as education, children’s mental health, health care, and child welfare. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Two Opportunities to Join the Resilience Movement and Learn about Dr. Nadine Burke Harris's Work
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.

There are two free opportunities to attend a public screening of Resilience coming up. A short discussion will follow the film.

March 19, 2019
10:00 - 11:30am
Libbie Mill Library


April 9, 2019
6:00-8:00pm
The Byrd Theater
Thank you 2019 SCAN Progressive Dinner Chefs! 
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CASA Conversations
March 12, 2019
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.

RSVP by March 11 to heather.farber@richmondgov.com or 804-646-5180. Location information will be sent out once you RSVP.


Join the SCAN's Richmond CASA Team
CASA Superhero Run!
May 4, 2019
Richmond CASA is thrilled to partner with Chesterfield CASA and Henrico CASA again this year. Support the Richmond CASA program by joining our team in the
CASA Super Hero Run.

In order for a portion of the proceeds to go directly to Richmond CASA you must join our team:

Become part of the movement of individuals, corporations, and organizations that are proud to lead the fight against child abuse. Enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and fun for the whole family. St. Joseph's Villa offers a flat and fast 5K course, which accommodates all levels of expertise.

Save the Dates!


Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
April 15, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:30pm at Libbie Mill Library

April 17, 2019 from 9:00 - 11:30am at Michaux House

SCAN Benefit Monday - Don't Look Back
April 15, 2019
A portion of the proceeds at both Don't Look Back locations will benefit SCAN

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party!
May 3, 2019
20% of proceeds from 5pm - 8pm will support SCAN

SCAN Supporters Get Creative with Snack Drives!
Friends celebrated long-time SCAN Board member, Margaret Keightley, by surprising her with a display of snacks collected for SCAN in honor of her birthday! Thank you to Melissa Brooks and Margaret Keightley for making a child's day brighter with a snack!

There is always a need for snacks at SCAN's Child Advocacy Centers and Family Support Program Children's Groups. A snack drive is a great way to make a difference and get family, friends, schools, coworkers, and others engaged in your efforts. Reach out to Sarah at smersereau@grscan.com if you are interested in learning more or holding a snack drive.
Thank you for supporting Greater Richmond SCAN at the 2019 Blue & White Ball!
With your support over $39,500 was raised for SCAN, helping to continue our work to prevent and treat child abuse in our community.

Presenting Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors

Alfa Laval
Braley & Thompson
CT Assist
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Jeffrey and Shelley Kuhn
Meadows Urquhart Acree & Cook, LLP
Ogletree Deakins
Publix Super Markets Charities
Singlestone
Viking Turbine Services

Bar Sponsors
Protect a Child today with a gift to SCAN's Annual Fund.
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