New Board Member Spotlight: 
Mark Deutsch

Mark Deutsch first learned about SCAN's work through his involvement in the Western Henrico Rotary. Years later, he became re-engaged through former SCAN Board member, Tiffany Lange. He brings a strong passion for the wellbeing of children to his work as a SCAN Board member, currently as the President and CEO of the largest pediatric medical practice in Central Virginia.

"Children are the most vulnerable among us. They rely on adults for nurturing, caring, guidance, and love (to name a few). When children face challenges that are difficult to fathom for most of us (I know they are for me), SCAN is there to support them and to help their parents become the best parents they can be. I view effectively raising children to be of utmost importance to society -- from a spiritual, economic, and a security perspective -- and I believe SCAN serves an integral role in that critical function."

Mark also shared that his faith has lead him to firmly believe in the law of cause and effect. He admires SCAN's ability to act, instead of just talking. Mark says being able to hear the stories of those who have been impacted by SCAN, both those who receive services and those who deliver services, has been the best experience of his board membership thus far. He's enjoyed getting to know SCAN staff, who he believes put their heart and soul into everything they do to serve the children of RVA. 

Saturday, February 3, 2018 
Science Museum of Virginia

Tickets $80/each or $150/Couple 
Click here to purchase your tickets now!

SCAN's Board of Young Professionals invites you to a night of dancing and fun, all for a good cause.

Cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres!  

Live Music from 10 Spot!

Silent Auction featuring great packages to bid on. Check back for updates and to start bidding!

Over 250 guests attended the screening of Resilience on December 4 at the Byrd Theatre. Thank you for joining the movement increase the knowledge of ACE's and build resiliency as a community.

A special thank you to Fred Orelove and Margo Buchanan (of the TICN schools committee) and Margaret Nimmo Holland (Executive Director of Voices for Virginia's Children) for leading a rich discussion after the film.

Thank you to Delegate Chris Peace and Delegate Betsy Carr for joining us!

Click here to learn more on Resilience. 

Visit the SCAN website to learn about upcoming screenings of Resilience and Paper Tigers. 

For more information on upcoming screenings, please contact Kristen Byrd at
Thank You to the following for your support of SCAN!

The Monument Group and Alan Hutson for sharing his impactful Board training expertise.

Vasen Brewing Company for hosting a spectacular toy drive happy hour for the SCAN Santa Shop.

The Byrd Theatre for hosting a screening of Resilience earlier this week.
CASA Superhero Run!

Join the Richmond CASA 
Superhero Run Team

May 5, 2018

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:

This spring hundreds of caring people will come together as a league of superheroes - including family members, friends, professionals, and community and business leaders - to help make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children and to increase awareness of the challenges they face on a daily basis.

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.

Register for Team Richmond CASA Now!
Staff Shout Outs
SCAN Staff members were asked to share a fellow staff member who has gone above and beyond for SCAN.

This months Staff Shoutout is: 
Lorraine Berg, Finance Coordinator

Her dedication to our mission has been demonstrated through her years of sharing her critical thinking, strong financial skills and doing what we need when we need it most. So glad and grateful she said yes to coming to SCAN 18 years ago!!!!  Thank you Lorraine. 
Vol. 75, December 2017 

Join us tonight, December 7th for a fabulous night of shopping at the Shops at 5807, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting SCAN!
Learn more about this event and invite your friends HERE

There's still time to be part of the SCAN Santa Shop!

We need your help to bring the joy of the holidays to the children served by SCAN. SCAN's Board of Young Professionals hosts the annual Santa Shop in December to help provide families involved in SCAN's programs the opportunity to "shop" for toys for the holidays.

 We are looking for new, unwrapped toy donations for children age 0-17, as well as gift wrapping supplies donations.

Donations can be dropped off at the SCAN office at 103 E. Grace Street by Friday, December 8. Please call 804-257-7226 to set up a drop off time.
Donate now to help create a sensory room at the Circle Preschool Program!

The CPP Sensory Room will be a seperate room at the St. James's Children Center where children from our preschool (and other classrooms) can go when they need to deregulate. The room aids the child in several ways including providing a safe space to regulate and teach the child about their own sensory experiences and how to use the environment (the room, the  equipment in the room) to promote calming and safer expressions of feelings.
Donations will help fund everything needed in this room, which will total $5,000. 

Save the Date!

Saturday April 7, 2018



For more information, please contact Kristen Byrd at or  

804-257-7226 x106. 


Kids and Service Hours

Denise Noble, with SCAN's Families Are Magic program, shares some insight into getting your kids involved in community service in this months Richmond Family Magazine.

"I encourage children of all ages and families to volunteer whenever the opportunity arises. There is so much to be gained from participating in community service. Volunteers of any age have greater empathy as they are able to experience first-hand a situation different from their own.

Being able to relate to and understand others' feelings and experiences is a great social skill. Community service will help your daughter develop empathy. At twelve, volunteering will also help your daughter learn more about herself. This knowledge can have unlimited potential in impacting her future. She will have the opportunity to think about what she enjoys, what she excels at, and what bores her. This insight is invaluable, and the new experiences she has with community service can help shape her future."

Support SCAN and Save with Virginia Wayside Furniture. 

Now through Jan. 15 make a $50 donation to SCAN  and receive $200 off any Stressless or Ekornes seating unit at Virginia Wayside Furniture

See store for details. 

Greater Richmond TICN aids in efforts to create Trauma Informed Community Network in Roanoke!

 (In the pic: Judge Frank Rogers, Lisa Wright, Janice Dinkins Davidson and Melissa McGinn).

SCAN's Trauma Informed Community Network Co-Coordinators were delighted to consult on the The Roanoke Valley Trauma Summit, held on November 16. Approximately 50 Summit participants from over 20 Roanoke Valley agencies watched the film Resilience, listened to a presentation about trauma-informed practice and learned about efforts of the Greater Richmond TICN. 

At the end of the Summit, attendees unanimously voted to begin a Roanoke Valley Trauma-Informed Community Network.  The Greater Richmond TICN is excited to see trauma-informed efforts have an impact in communities across Virginia. 

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