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

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]

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]

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's Informational Videos

Watch SCAN's informational videos covering the work we are doing to prevent and treat child abuse within our 5 [more]

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Trauma-Informed Community Network

Dedicated to supporting and advocating for trauma-informed care for all children, families and professionals in the Greater Richmond Virginia area.

Stewards of Children Training

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