Keisha Tolliver Reaches Both Children and Parents at SCAN
Keisha Tolliver began at SCAN in August 2018 and quickly began to utilize her talents in two of SCAN’s programs. She works full-time as the Circle Preschool Program’s Assistant Teacher/Therapeutic Aide and also helps SCAN reach parents as a facilitator in the Family Support Program. We are thankful for her passion, dedication, and expertise which make such a difference at SCAN and for the families we work with.

How did you first get involved with SCAN?
I completed my degree in Early Childhood Education at J. Sargeant Reynolds in 2017. My advisor heard about an opportunity with SCAN’s Circle Preschool Program and thought of me. I’ve always wanted to work with children with special needs. I began as the Circle Preschool Program Assistant Teacher/Therapeutic Aide last August.

What inspires you to stay involved with your work at SCAN?
Knowing that even if a young child doesn’t remember, we are making a difference in their life. At Circle Preschool we help teach them skills and lessons that will take them throughout life. It has also been helpful for me to learn to think and speak on their level. I’ve taken lessons learned in the classroom to other parts of my life and I feel blessed to be here.

SCAN's 11th Annual Prevent-a-thon reaches over 190!
During the 11 th annual Stewards of Children Prevent-a-thon over 190 people were trained to recognize and respond to child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children is the only evidence-informed, adult-focused child sexual abuse prevention training in the United States proven to increase knowledge and change behavior. To learn more about protecting children and the Stewards of Children training visit our partners at Darkness to Light. Thank you to the YMCA of Greater Richmond, Mercy House, Family Lifeline, National Counseling Group, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Henrico DSS, VCU and Longwood for their partnership in protecting children.

Sign up for our next Stewards of Children training on
June 27, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at the
Henrico CAC (2006 Bremo Rd., Suite 102)

To register, please e-mail Natalie Clavon at nclavon@grscan.com or
call 804-257-7226 ext 105.
Eleven new Richmond CASA Volunteers Sworn In
Eleven new Richmond CASA volunteers were officially sworn in on May 16 at the Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Courts after completing training. Thank you to these dedicated individuals who will provide a critical voice and support for children.

Learn more about what it takes to become a Richmond CASA volunteer like these amazing individuals at the upcoming Richmond CASA Recruitment Happy Hour

Richmond CASA Recruitment Happy Hour
June 4, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Three Notch'd RVA Collab House

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected. They make sure the child’s needs are heard – in the community and in the courtroom – and serve as a caring, consistent adult in a child’s life. They are individuals from all walks of life who are willing to dedicate their time to looking out for a child’s best interests. Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocates is currently in need of volunteers to serve children in our community.


To learn more, please visit  grscan.com/be-a-casa  or contact heather.farber@richmondgov.com.

Thank you!
Thank you to Kendra Scott for hosting a SCAN Give Back Night earlier this month!
Thank you to Kappa Delta at University of Richmond for your ongoing support over the years. Most recently, they raised over $9,000 through their karaoke-themed philanthropy event! We are so grateful for their partnership in protecting children in our community!

Thank you to all the SCAN volunteers that came out to help at Friday Cheers and Dominion Riverrock this May! A special thank you to CoStar and Magellan Health for bringing out their employees! This partnership provides much needed funding to SCAN’s 5 programs, and we wouldn’t be able to do it without amazing people like you. 
SCAN honors Richmond CASA at CASA Superhero Run!
Fifty Five individuals joined the Richmond CASA/SCAN team for the CASA Superhero Run at St. Joseph's Villa on May 4. It was incredible to have Richmond CASA volunteers, SCAN Staff, SCAN Board of Young Professionals members, family, and friends out in honor of our dedicated Richmond CASA volunteers and the resilient and amazing children they serve.

Thank you to all who joined us! A special thank you to Henrico CASA and Chesterfield CASA for their partnership!
Free Screening of Paper Tigers June 26

A documentary film by James Redford on Trauma-Informed Education

Gayton Branch Library, Wednesday, June 26th
5:30—8:00 PM

Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) is pleased to hold a screening of Paper Tigers, a film that captures the pain, danger, beauty and hopes of struggling teens—and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing lives for the better.
Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school in Walla Walla, WA, that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, and in the process has become a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and disease that affect families.


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