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

Meet Chris Sill

Meet Chris Sill: Former CASA Volunteer Who Brings Passion to BYP Chris Sill has been engaged with Greater Richmond SCAN in a variety of roles since he first became involved. A few years ago, he was searching for a way to give back to the community. He felt that he had been fortunate to have a [more]

Margo Buchanan brings Trauma-Informed Schools Expertise to SCAN

Margo Buchanan recently returned full time to Greater Richmond SCAN as the RPS Resiliency Project Coordinator. The RPS Resiliency Project is a partnership between SCAN, ChildSavers, the Robins Foundation, and Richmond Public Schools to create more trauma-informed schools. She brings a wonderful background in education, trauma-informed practices, wellness and play therapy to this project and [more]

SCAN Partners on Project to Serve Infants and Women with Substance Use Disorder

SCAN Partners on Project to Serve Infants and Women with Substance Use Disorder In Richmond city, you can get high on $15 a day; if you’re female, drugs are often up for barter. Street heroin comes with a high probability of being cut with lethal, potent drugs such as fentanyl or carfentanyl, both exponentially stronger and [more]

Meet Alison Rogish

Alison Rogish became involved with SCAN after attending and hosting the Progressive Dinner for a number of years. Her friend Amy Quigley, this year’s Progressive Dinner Chair, introduced her to SCAN’s work. Alison is serving on the Progressive Dinner planning committee this year. She shared her awe at the logistics, attention to detail, and thoughtfulness [more]

Trauma Informed Community Network

The Greater Richmond TICN formed in the fall of 2012 with 7 professionals and, through a Collective Impact framework, has grown to over 175 members strong. We are dedicated to supporting and advocating for trauma-informed care for all children, families and professionals in the Greater Richmond Virginia area.  Click here to learn more about the TICN. [more]

SCAN and Resilience

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 [more]

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