Family Support Program

Strengthening parent-child relationships to prevent child abuse and neglect 


Family Support Program 20-week Program

The Family Support Program is designed to strengthen families through treatment, support, and education. Caregivers attend weekly classes to help them better manage their family and their own personal challenges. Children can also attend our interactive children’s groups offered at the same time. Children’s groups provide age-appropriate, educational, and nurturing activities that promote healthy relationships by teaching children to communicate and express their feelings in more positive and effective ways. All caregivers who are caring for children in the Greater Richmond Area who have been court-ordered, court-referred, or attorney-recommended are welcome to enroll in the program. Children’s groups run simultaneously with parenting groups and are open to children whose parent or primary caregiver is enrolled in the program.

Read more details about the 20-week program.


Circle of Parents 

The Family Support Program also offers general caregiver support and education through our Circle of Parents groups. Circle of Parents is a mutual self-help support group model that is designed to strengthen families through the exchange of ideas, sharing of information, developing and practicing new parenting skills, learning about community resources, and giving and receiving support.

To learn more or join SCAN’s Circle of Parents group contact or call our office at (804) 257-7226.

More information about the Circle of Parents model can be found at:


Weekly Parent Group Chat

A Place for Parents is our weekly virtual parenting chats for moms, dads, grandparents, and anyone who is caring for kids. 

 To learn more about A Place for Parents contact or call our office at (804) 257-7226.


*NOTE: We do NOT provide the 4-hour, parent education seminar approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia for child custody, visitation, or child support. If you are seeking this class, please visit the Virginia State Court website to find more information.