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

Noah Dziedzic joins SCAN as Operations Coordinator

Noah joined SCAN as the new Operations Coordinator in January 2019. His enthusiasm, intelligence, work ethic, and willingness to jump in have already made an impact on SCAN. We are excited to have him as part of the SCAN team! How did you first get involved with SCAN? I first became involved with SCAN through Melissa Brooks, [more]

Natalie Clavon enhances Family Support Program as Clinical Coordinator

Natalie has been a member of the Family Support Program staff for several years now. She brings an extensive background of clinical and education experience to her role as Clinical Coordinator, a position that was recently expanded to full-time. We are thankful to Natalie for sharing her passion, intelligence, and hard work with SCAN! How did [more]

New Trauma Focused Treatment Model Comes to CAC

Five SCAN staff that work within the Trauma Focused Treatment program at the Child Advocacy Center attended a 2-day training with the Yale Child Study Center in July. This training was the beginning of the implementation of the Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CFTSI) Model at the CAC. The next steps for this training are [more]

CarMax Cares About SCAN!

CarMax has been an engaged and caring partner for years, but this May and June SCAN had the unique opportunity to work with CarMax employees on a number of projects. CarMax made a huge difference with a recent $25,000 grant to SCAN’s Circle Preschool Program. We were thrilled to have Melissa Ragsdale, CarMax Ambassador, visit the [more]

SCAN Spotlight: Jen Kostyniuk kicks off 2018-2019 as Board President

Jen Kostyniuk has been involved with SCAN for many years starting as a volunteer, joining the SCAN Board of Young Professionals, and now serving as President of the Board of Directors. We are thankful for Jen's ongoing support, leadership, and advocacy for SCAN's families and children. We talked with Jen recently about her journey with [more]

Olivya Wilson joins the RPS Resiliency Partnership

Olivya Wilson recently started at SCAN as the RPS Resiliency Partnership Parent Engagement Coordinator. This project, which received seed funding from the Robins Foundation, is a partnership between SCAN, ChildSavers and Richmond Public Schools. The goal of this partnership is to provide an innovative trauma-informed approach within Richmond’s most challenging schools, by embedding training, parent [more]

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