Our Mission

SCAN’s mission is to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect throughout the Greater Richmond area by protecting children, promoting positive parenting, strengthening families and creating a community that values and cares for its children.

Our History

SCAN was founded in 1991 to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect in the City of Richmond and the surrounding counties of Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Cumberland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Louisa, Petersburg, Powhatan and Prince George.

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Recent News

Resilience Trumps ACEs

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are significant childhood traumas that result in actual changes in brain development; changes that affect a child’s cognitive, social, and mental health. Resilience is the ability to counter the risk factors that endanger our health. The Centers for Disease Control view ACEs as “one of, if not the leading determinant of [more]

Board of Directors Member Kristy Shaffer

Kristy Shaffer joined SCAN’s Board of Directors in 2014 and during her time with SCAN has brought energy and enthusiasm. Kristy is the Director of Procurement for CarMax, and has worked there for 19 years, and continues to love the company culture. Kristy was involved with CarMax’s Richmond Giving Community for about 5 years, and [more]

What’s New with SCAN’s Family Support Program

Currently SCAN’s Family Support Program (FSP) is running nine, 20-week, intensive treatment groups for parents who have experienced, or are at high risk of experiencing child abuse or neglect. The Family Support Program holds a number of groups with different focuses and components. One FSP group has a “family interaction component” that provides parents with an [more]

SCAN's Informational Videos

Watch SCAN's informational videos covering the work we are doing to prevent and treat child abuse within our 5 [more]

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Events Calendar

August 7, 2015

Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 12:30 pm, August 7, 2015

Location: 101 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA

Description: We welcome you to join us on a tour at the Child Advocacy Center on the first and third Fridays of the month from 11:30AM -12:30PM. Please let us know by the Wednesday before each tour date if you are interested in taking a tour or if you would like to bring someone on a tour. Please contact Kristen Read at (804) 257-7226 or Kread@grscan.com for more information or to register.

August 21, 2015

Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 12:30 pm, August 21, 2015

Location: 101 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA

Description: We welcome you to join us on a tour at the Child Advocacy Center on the first and third Fridays of the month from 11:30AM -12:30PM. Please let us know by the Wednesday before each tour date if you are interested in taking a tour or if you would like to bring someone on a tour. Please contact Kristen Read at (804) 257-7226 or Kread@grscan.com for more information or to register.

September 4, 2015

Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 12:30 pm, September 4, 2015

Location: 101 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA

Description: We welcome you to join us on a tour at the Child Advocacy Center on the first and third Fridays of the month from 11:30AM -12:30PM. Please let us know by the Wednesday before each tour date if you are interested in taking a tour or if you would like to bring someone on a tour. Please contact Kristen Read at (804) 257-7226 or Kread@grscan.com for more information or to register.

September 18, 2015

Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 12:30 pm, September 18, 2015

Location: 101 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA

Description: We welcome you to join us on a tour at the Child Advocacy Center on the first and third Fridays of the month from 11:30AM -12:30PM. Please let us know by the Wednesday before each tour date if you are interested in taking a tour or if you would like to bring someone on a tour. Please contact Kristen Read at (804) 257-7226 or Kread@grscan.com for more information or to register.

October 2, 2015

Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 12:30 pm, October 2, 2015

Location: 101 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA

Description: We welcome you to join us on a tour at the Child Advocacy Center on the first and third Fridays of the month from 11:30AM -12:30PM. Please let us know by the Wednesday before each tour date if you are interested in taking a tour or if you would like to bring someone on a tour. Please contact Kristen Read at (804) 257-7226 or Kread@grscan.com for more information or to register.

October 16, 2015

Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 12:30 pm, October 16, 2015

Location: 101 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA

Description: We welcome you to join us on a tour at the Child Advocacy Center on the first and third Fridays of the month from 11:30AM -12:30PM. Please let us know by the Wednesday before each tour date if you are interested in taking a tour or if you would like to bring someone on a tour. Please contact Kristen Read at (804) 257-7226 or Kread@grscan.com for more information or to register.

November 6, 2015

Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 12:30 pm, November 6, 2015

Location: 101 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA

Description: We welcome you to join us on a tour at the Child Advocacy Center on the first and third Fridays of the month from 11:30AM -12:30PM. Please let us know by the Wednesday before each tour date if you are interested in taking a tour or if you would like to bring someone on a tour. Please contact Kristen Read at (804) 257-7226 or Kread@grscan.com for more information or to register.

Stewards of Children Training

To sign up for a Stewards of Children training, please contact Margo Buchanan here.