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

Family Support Program Building Stronger Families

SCAN’s Family Support Program provides weekly treatment groups and psycho-educational groups for families that have experienced or are at high risk of experiencing child abuse and/or neglect. This year, the Family Support Program started a pilot group that met twice a week, instead of the standard one a week meeting, with a fantastic outcome. We would [more]

Loren Squares Joins SCAN’s Henrico CAC Satellite

Loren Squares joins SCAN’s Henrico CAC Satellite as Case Manager, continuing her work for family advocacy. As the Case Manager for the Henrico CAC, Loren is a Family Advocate. Loren coordinates Child Protective Services (CPS), forensic interviewers, and law enforcement to schedule interviews at the Henrico CAC. She meets with parents or caregivers to explain [more]

Paper Tigers

STRESSED BRAINS CAN’T LEARN: PAPER TIGERS, A DOCUMENTARY FILM BY JAMES REDFORD ON TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) and the University of Richmond School of Law, in partnership with The Jenkins Foundation, are hosting a screening of Paper Tigers, a film that captures the pain, danger, beauty and hopes of struggling teens—and the [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 5, 2016

Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 12:30 pm,August 5, 2016

August 19, 2016

Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 12:30 pm,August 19, 2016

September 2, 2016

Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 12:30 pm,September 2, 2016

Stewards of Children Training

To sign up for a Stewards of Children training, please contact Denise Noble here.