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Each April, SCAN coordinates the local public awareness campaign for National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Thank you for joining us this April as we fundraised and promoted awareness within our community.
Small acts of kindness, protection, and caring make a big difference to a child.
During the month of April, SCAN invites you to use pinwheels as a visible show of support for keeping children in our community safe.
Plant a pinwheel garden in your own yard, office or school!
The pinwheel is a happy, uplifting symbol of childhood and can be used in a number of ways to draw attention to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention and the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign focuses on positive efforts to ensure that all children have the safe, stable, nurturing families they deserve.
Become a Steward of Children
Stewards of Children is an internationally recognized revolutionary training that educates adults about how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This program was created by Darkness to Light (www.d2l.org). Stewards of Children is ideal for parents, staff and volunteers in youth-serving organizations and concerned community members. SCAN believes it’s the responsibility of adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children gives everyone the tools to do this.
9th Annual Prevent-A-Thon: April 17-21, 2017
During the Prevent-A-Thon, SCAN offers Stewards of Children training’s *free* of charge to all participants. Through our Prevent-A-Thon, facilitators train individuals in the evidence-based Stewards of Children training on the prevention of child sexual abuse. Click here for more information!
April Child Abuse Prevention Packet
*Click here for the 2017 April Child Abuse Prevention Packet
This year’s campaign is focused on resiliency. Resiliency for children, parents and caregivers, families and the communities where we live and work.
FAM has compiled its annual April packet full of information on this year’s theme as well as child abuse and neglect prevention. There are so many ways you, your family, your business, your school, and your community to become involved and help SCAN to prevent child abuse and neglect in the Greater Richmond area.
Click here for the 2016 April Packet.
Style Weekly Special Edition – April, Child Abuse Prevention Month
Each year, SCAN partners with Style Weekly for a special insert during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This special section will provide some helpful tips on boosting your children’s resiliency. It will also provide further information on our FAM program and explain how you can help promote healthy families- including yours! Click here for the 2016 8 page insert.
Host a Snack Drive
You can help SCAN by hosting a snack drive in your office, your neighborhood, your church or at a local business. SCAN serves snacks to children in our programs to ensure they are comfortable and ready to receive important treatment and other services. If you would like to organize a snack drive, please contact Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to donate snacks, please deliver them to 103 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
Abes for Babes
Abes for Babes is a grassroots campaign that is focused on engaging the community in the fight against child abuse and neglect with the simple mind set; “Have a penny? Help a child.” SCAN is worked with local businesses, schools and other organizations to collect pennies in support of SCAN’s services.
Thank you to all of our Abes for Babes participants!
Donate in Honor of a Child You Love
Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) is a qualified charity according to the Internal Revenue Service guidelines. Your donations make a difference! The funds donated by community members like you allow us to continue our child abuse prevention and treatment services. Donate this month in honor of a child you love. Click here to Donate Now.
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