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

Carly Barrows-Compton Joins Child Advocacy Center Trauma-Focused Treatment Team

Carly Barrows-Compton, MSW, LCSW, has been involved with SCAN for several years, but recently joined the SCAN team full-time as a Child Advocacy Center Trauma-Focused Treatment Therapist. The CAC TFT program offers high-quality, comprehensive mental health services to children who have been victims of child sexual and/or severe physical abuse and witnesses to violence. CAC [more]

Amanda Lynch Brings Trauma-Informed Expertise to Out-of-School Time

Amanda Lynch, MA, CTP-E recently began as SCAN’s Trauma-Informed Specialist embedded in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond. Through this unique partnership between SCAN and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond, she is the first Trauma-Informed Specialist embedded within an out-of-school time setting in our area. We are thrilled to have [more]

Rommi Shtayyeh leads SCAN BYP Blue and White Ball

Rommi Shtayyeh leads SCAN BYP Blue and White Ball Rommi has been on SCAN’s Board of Young Professionals for three years. This year he’s bringing his enthusiasm, leadership, and talents to chair the group’s signature fundraiser, the Blue and White Ball. Rommi is always the first person to jump in when help is needed and his [more]

Lisa Wright Celebrates 15 Years with SCAN's Child Advocacy Centers

 Lisa Wright has been a critical part of SCAN over the past 15 years. She serves as the Child Advocacy Center Trauma Focused Treatment Coordinator and Trauma Informed Community Network Co-Coordinator. Lisa also played a vital role in helping SCAN establish the first therapeutic preschool in our region in 2011. Her relentless work to make [more]

Marly Santoro leads 2019 SCAN Santa Shop

Marly Santoro has been involved with SCAN's Board of Young Professionals since 2017. This year she has taken on the role of leading the BYP Santa Shop. Her leadership, grace, kindness, and enthusiasm have already made such a difference for SCAN families and we are excited for the 2019 Santa Shop! How did you first get [more]

Amy Johnson helps Launch Pilot at Glen Lea Elementary School

Amy Johnson has been involved with SCAN for several years, but took on a new role as the Trauma Informed Education Specialist at Glen Lea Elementary School in February 2019. This pilot project was launched in collaboration with SCAN, Henrico Education Foundation, and Henrico County Public Schools. SCAN is fortunate to have Amy’s experience, passion, [more]

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