Julie Krupacs, CPP Clinical Coordinator, Helps Circle Preschool Kick off School Year
Julie Krupacs first joined SCAN's Circle Preschool Program as a Mental Health Clinician and moved into the role of Clinical Coordinator this past year. In this role she manages the clinical aspects of SCAN's therapeutic Circle Preschool Program. She provides therapeutic services in the classroom setting, conducts assessments for children and families referred to CPP, coordinates individual therapy for children, caregivers and sometimes siblings, and provides case coordination. As we kick off a new school year, we are thankful to have Julie's leadership, passion and expertise as part of the SCAN team!

How did you first get involved with SCAN?
My current position with SCAN is the first time I’ve been involved, but prior to that, I was very aware of SCAN’s role in the community and child welfare, having worked in the foster care system.
What has your life/work experience been that brought you to SCAN? What is your current role?
After getting my MSW in 2018, I began working for UMFS therapeutic foster care program. In that position, I worked with children of all ages and their foster caregivers. Prior to that, I worked in schools as a behavioral aide, so Circle Preschool has been a perfect mixture of my previous experiences, with plenty extra to challenge me! I am currently the Clinical Coordinator at CPP.
What inspires you to stay involved with your work at SCAN?
Knowing that so many preschool age children need quality, trauma informed services! Our 3-5 year olds deserve an opportunity to go to school and feel successful, to build a solid foundation for the rest of their lives.
Is there anything you wish other people knew about SCAN?
That we offer such a variety of services to children and families, from the direct work we do at CPP to bigger systems work and education about trauma.
What has been the best experience with SCAN so far?
Getting to be at CPP for a whole school year and getting to build such strong relationships with the kids and getting to see their progress and growth. It’s such a joy to see the world through a preschooler’s eyes – being around them is a constant reminder to slow down and enjoy the present moment.
What are any challenges you have faced in your work with SCAN?
Of course, COVID has been an ongoing challenge, keeping ourselves and our kids and families safe in this time. Helping caregivers navigate the changing landscape of services and economic disruptions has also been a challenge.
Do you have any goals or hopes for the next year with SCAN?
I hope to continue growing in my role as Clinical Coordinator, helping to shape the clinical components of our program and engaging even more with caregivers to support them and their children in the home setting.
Are you involved with any other community organizations, hobbies, or activities?
I’m an avid rock climber and get outside to do it as much as I can. I love to go to the New River Gorge in WV any chance I get for bouldering or ropes. I also enjoy bird watching and spending time with my husband and two dogs. 
Circle Preschool Back to School Wishlist
SCAN's Circle Preschool Program (CPP) has a few items needed as they start the 22-23 school year! Help them prepare by donating an item from their Amazon wishlist.

CPP is a Reggio-inspired, trauma-focused treatment program that offers children a high-quality, early educational experiences with intensive therapeutic interventions to support their development, academic, and social-emotional growth, and healing and trauma experiences. Our Reggio-inspired approach places importance on children acquiring the skills of critical thinking and collaboration. CPP staff develop curriculums based on each child’s specific interests, emphasizing both the environment in which a child learns, and the social environment created by caregivers, staff, and peers. This program includes participation of children’s caregivers to empower them to help reduce the long-term effects of traumatic abuse and neglect for children, as well as build upon their strengths to reach parenting goals. Our aim is to work to integrate children into the mainstream classroom settings so that they are able to be successful in school and in life beyond CPP.

Become a Richmond CASA Volunteer!
Richmond CASA is now recruiting for our Fall 2022 training class.

Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocates is currently in need of volunteers to serve children in our community. CASA volunteers 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.

CASA volunteers get to know the child and gather information from everyone involved in his or her life, including parents, relatives, foster parents, teachers, doctors, lawyers, social workers and other service providers. CASA volunteers use the information gathered to provide a report to the judge, advocating for the child’s best interests.

CASA strives to build a community of volunteers that reflects the diversity of the children we serve. Men, LGBTQ+ individuals and individuals who reflect the racial, ethnic, economic and linguistic diversity of Richmond City are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Reach out to Sarah-Keel Crews for any questions.
12th Annual Child Advocate’s Breakfast
hosted by SCAN's Board of Directors
Thursday October 13th
The Country Club of Virginia

The Child Advocate's Breakfast raises awareness and financial support for SCAN's five programs. More details about the program to come.

Email Kristen Byrd for more information and to RSVP. 
Save The Date
For The Love of Tennis Tournament
Supporting Greater Richmond SCAN 
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
Location: Salisbury Country Club, Richmond, Virginia
Approximately 75 female tennis players will gather for a morning of drills and instruction conducted by 12 local tennis professionals, followed by a seated luncheon, speaker, and carefully curated silent auction.
All funds raised will benefit SCAN.

More details to come!
Thank you to Dominion for their donation of PPE to support SCAN's Programs!

Shout out to VCU Women's Soccer for painting kindness rocks for our Child Advocacy Center!

Give a Gift 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
Upcoming Trainings
SCAN works to ensure that barriers do not get in the way of families receiving services. We are increasingly providing transportation through gas cards for children and their caregivers to get to our Circle Preschool Program and Child Advocacy Center and we need YOUR help!

Donate to our gas card fund at https://grscan.com/.

Click the "Donate Now" button in the upper right corner of our site and select "I'd like my donation to support Client Gas Cards" under the additional information portion of the donation form.

Thank you for ensuring all children have access to the support, treatment, advocacy, and education they deserve!

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