In our region, trauma is an all too common daily experience for children and families. More and more evidence shows that there are pathways through trauma and that family violence can be prevented. For young children, a healthy parent relationship is the best protection against adversity of any sort.

SCAN’s Circle of Parents groups, at Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School and other locations in Richmond, are parent-led and resilience-focused. At Circle of Parents, social support, knowledge and skills, and parent facilitation help families to identify and experience resilience in their day-to-day lives. Stay tuned as SCAN looks to offer more Circle of Parent groups throughout Greater Richmond. To learn more about this evidence-based model that empowers parents, click here.

SCAN has also been at the forefront of the resilience and trauma-focused discussion through screenings of Paper Tigers and Resilience, two documentaries focused on this topic.

Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school in Walla Walla, WA, that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, and in the process has become a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.

Resilience chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.  The film portrays a dynamic group of individuals who are proving that cycles of disease and adversity can be broken.
SCAN continues to hold screenings of Resilience, and to date has shown this film to more than 1,650 individuals.

Click here to learn more on Resilience.

Click here for upcoming screenings of Resilience.



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