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, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan and Prince George.

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Recent News

Patsy Buelow

Patsy Buelow- Richmond CASA and SCAN Board Member While attending SCAN’s Child Advocate’s Breakfast with a former Board Member, Patsy Buelow felt immediately compelled to support SCAN’s work. Soon after the breakfast, Patsy attended the annual Protector’s Circle event where a CASA Volunteer spoke about her experience. At that moment, Patsy simply said “I need to [more]

Meet the CAC’s Therapy Dog, Toby!

Age: 9 years Breed: Chocolate Labrador retriever Likes: Visiting SCAN, Carrots, and Naps! Dislikes: Thunder         Catherine Meadows, a rising senior at St. Catherine’s School, has established a new therapy dog program in partnership with SCAN. In addition, Catherine plans to increase awareness about therapy dogs in our community and has created informational resources for healthcare professionals and caregivers. Catherine is [more]

Trauma Informed Community Network

The Greater Richmond TICN formed in the fall of 2012 with 7 professionals and, through a Collective Impact framework, has grown to over 175 members strong. We are dedicated to supporting and advocating for trauma-informed care for all children, families and professionals in the Greater Richmond Virginia area.  Click here to learn more about the TICN. [more]

SCAN and Resilience

In our region, trauma is an all too common daily experience for children and families. More and more evidence shows that there are pathways through trauma and that family violence can be prevented. For young children, a healthy parent relationship is the best protection against adversity of any sort. SCAN’s Circle of Parents groups, at Anna [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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