Thank you to those who planted a Pinwheel Garden this April!

Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention because they symbolize a happy, uplifting childhood.

This April, community partners throughout the Richmond area planted pinwheel gardens as a visible show of support for keeping children in our community safe.

Thank you Dr. Gardner Orthodontics for
supporting SCAN!

Thank you CarMax!
SCAN received a foundation gift from CarMax to help continue to support our efforts at our Circle Preschool and allow SCAN to continue to create and develop trauma information
throughout our region.
Volunteer of the Year

This April, Fred Orelove was named as SCAN's Volunteer of the Year. Fred has dedicated his time and energy to a multitude of SCAN's programs, specifically volunteering in our trauma informed preschool on a weekly basis, and as a Co-Chair of the Trauma Informed Schools Committee. As stated today by our Executive Director, Jeanine Harper, " Fred brings kindness, competence and sincerity to everything that he does and we are incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to work so closely with him in doing the great work to create trauma informed communities throughout
Greater Richmond."

Fred, you are a treasure to us all. Thank you for all that you do!
Vol. 70, May 2017 
SCAN Board of Directors Member  Rashida Gray

Rashida Gray, a psychiatrist at Bon Secours, joins SCAN as a new member of the Board of Directors this year. She first heard about SCAN from her husband, who is active in Richmond's non-profit community. Through him, she was connected with Executive Director Jeanine Harper and SCAN's mission to prevent child abuse and neglect in the Greater Richmond area.

Rashida's connection with the Richmond community dates back to ten years ago when she moved here from her hometown, Philadelphia. Since then, she has worked towards bettering our community in order to provide a safe environment for her patients, family and friends. A conversation with her husband and peer, Dr. Sofia Teferi (a fellow SCAN Board Member) sparked her interest in working with SCAN. "I was struggling with the number of patients that I saw who were dealing with child abuse, and even when they weren't struggling with the experience of child abuse, the subject always came up. I wanted to do something on the front end to prevent these cases from occurring" Rashida said.

As a psychiatrist for her private practice and St. Mary's behavioral health group, Rashida sees a lack of awareness in the community, and even literature, of how prevalent child abuse and neglect is among "regular people that everyone knows." "It's not a dinner party conversation topic.... People don't understand how common it is, in every zip code, county, and socioeconomic part of our region, children are being affected." she said.

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On May 4th, our newest class of Richmond CASA volunteers  were sworn in. We are very excited to have 14 new volunteers joining Richmond CASA. Each and every one of you will make a big difference for the children of Richmond!
Questions about getting involved in Richmond CASA?

Please contact CASA Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Farber, at or 804-646-5180.

You can also find more information HERE.
Thank You  
for donating  
snacks to SCAN!


Kendra Scott for Shopping for a Cause!
Beijing on Grove for supporting SCAN in April during Family Night
Good Day RVA Benefit Concert
Troutman Sanders for Dress Down Days

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