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, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Louisa, Petersburg, Powhatan and Prince George.

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Recent News

SCAN’s Circle Preschool and the Reggio Emilia Approach

Preschool-age children who demonstrate significant social and emotional difficulties in the classroom setting often have these symptoms as a result of traumatic experiences. SCAN’s Circle Preschool Program opened in February 2011 with the primary goal of the program to provide high quality early childhood education and intensive mental health treatment to children. The Circle Preschool Program [more]

Board Member Cathy Bos

As a member of SCAN’s Board of Directors for close to 8 years, Cathy Bos has been an essential member to SCAN on many levels within the organization. Cathy continues to play a major role in fundraising events, not only with support for existing events, but continually providing opportunities for new ideas. Cathy was first introduced [more]

SCAN's Holiday Card

  Give a Hand this Holiday Season Honor your friends, family, teachers and co-workers this holiday season with the gift of giving.   In lieu of a material gift this year, make a donation to SCAN in honor of someone special and your special someone will receive a SCAN holiday card noting your contribution. Your donation will help [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

December 19, 2014

Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 12:30 pm, December 19, 2014

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.

January 2, 2015

Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 12:30 pm, January 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.

Stewards of Children Training



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