Loren Squares picLoren 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 procedures and talk through the process of a forensic interview.

Loren collects and organizes data for case tracking purposes and monitors clients functioning through their course of investigation and treatment. As Case Manager Loren also prepares data for Henrico’s Multidisciplinary Team Case Review meetings, regarding clients recently seen at the CAC for forensic interviews.

SCAN opened the region’s first CAC in 2004. In 2007, the National Children’s Alliance accredited the CAC, recognizing the quality of services and the community’s dedication to the CAC model. In February 2013, the CAC achieved accreditation again.

In order to better accommodate families and children in Henrico County, SCAN opened a satellite CAC in March 2016 in collaboration with the Henrico Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) to serve Henrico County residents.

Loren started her work at SCAN as a volunteer, assisting in the Development office. She began her time volunteering after traveling Europe for 6 months with her husband. She then returned to Richmond and began volunteering within non-profit organizations she was interested in. Her focus in school was early childhood development, and she had worked previously in international child advocacy organizations. Now back in her hometown, Loren wanted to get involved in an organization that directly impacted the community she lives in.

“I am so lucky to be able to work directly with children and families, and know that the work we are doing is impacting their lives”, said Loren. “It is such fulfilling work.”
Loren is a VCU Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in International Social Justice. She has continued her volunteer work within the Red Cross. This winter, Loren helped develop and coordinate a teach-in at VCU with the Red Cross, which explored the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis in Europe. She also volunteers with Restoring Family Links, which works to help refugees locate family members who have been separated by international conflict.

“I am so happy to be doing the work that I have always wanted to do,” said Loren. “Coming to work each day and doing such meaningful work is rewarding.”

In fiscal year 2014-2015, the CAC served a total of 620 children who were alleged victims of severe physical or sexual abuse and 28 of their non-offending caregivers.

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