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

Kari Hyman Honored with Marcy Handshaw Award for Board Service

Kari Hyman was recently awarded the Marcy Handshaw Award for her service and dedication to SCAN. This award was created in honor of an amazing SCAN Board member, Marcy Handshaw, that passed away suddenly in 2006 and is given to a current SCAN Board member each year in her honor. As a longtime Board member [more]

Tamika Daniel Helps Build Awareness and Resilience as SCAN's Behavioral Health Community Organizer

Tamika Daniel began as SCAN’s Behavioral Health Community Organizer in August 2019 through a partnership with Richmond Memorial Health Foundation. Utilizing her expertise and experience, she brings SCAN’s work in Adverse Childhood Experiences, trauma and resilience to the community through trainings and forums. She also assists in building resilience and facilitating healing through empowerment and [more]

Ann Abell Leads as Circle Preschool Program Clinical Coordinator

Ann Abell joined SCAN’s Circle Preschool Program in August 2019 as the Clinical Coordinator. In this role, she manages the clinical aspects of SCAN’s therapeutic preschool program including overseeing therapeutic services in the classroom setting, providing one on one mental health sessions with children and caregivers, and conducting assessments when children are referred to the [more]

Lauren Oakey Chairs SCAN Progressive Dinner Fundraiser

Lauren Oakey has been involved with SCAN for several years and is serving as the 2020 Progressive Dinner Chair. We are so thankful for her leadership, kindness and flexibility. She has brought an incredible grace and passion for our community's children to this position in a year when it is much needed.  How did you first [more]

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]

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