Category: News & Events 

SCAN Honors McEnearney Associates Realtors for Longstanding Support and Announces Spring2ACTion Match

SCAN of Northern Virginia awarded the 2020 Cleary Award to McEnearney Associates Realtors, represented by Dave Hawkins and Michael Day, for their commitment to the prevention of child abuse and unfailing support of SCAN’s mission and work. In support of Alexandria’s annual day of giving, McEnearney Associates has also announced a $5,000 match of all donations made to SCAN now through April 28 as a part of Spring2ACTion.  “The McEnearney team’s […]

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Spring2ACTion to Celebrate 11 Years of Giving Back to Alexandria’s Nonprofits

Alexandria’s community-wide Giving Day, is planned for April 28, 2021. This is a time when Alexandrians come together, uplift one another and support the organizations that serve our community in the best of times and during challenging times. The fundraiser is an indispensable platform for local nonprofits to engage the community and raise critical funds.

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Responding to to COVID-19: A message from SCAN’s Executive Director

March 18, 2020 — A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM SCAN Dear Friends and Supporters of SCAN,  Things are rapidly changing across Northern Virginia as our communities respond to the threat of COVID-19. Over the past week I have been working closely with our staff and board to transition our team to work remotely, rearrange schedules, and […]

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SCAN to Host Annual Advocacy Training December 6th

December 2, 2019 (Woodbridge, Va.)–In conjunction with the Greater Prince William Trauma-Informed Community Network (TICN), SCAN will host its 7th Annual “Speak Up for Children” Advocacy Training on December 6, 2019. The half-day training will provide guidance, legislative updates, and resources to help attendees be more effective advocates. The training will include: “State of the Child” Address – Join […]

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SCAN and Arlington DHS Host First “Youth in Transition” Conference

April 26, 2019—On April 26th, more than 75 at-risk youth and youth aging out of foster care attended the inaugural Arlington Youth in Transition Conference. SCAN of Northern Virginia’s CASA Program and the Arlington County Department of Human Services hosted the event for local youth ages 14-21.  As children in the foster care system get older (and eventually “age-out”) they face […]

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SCAN Honors 2019 Allies in Prevention Award Winners

April 5, 2019–SCAN celebrated the work of five local heroes at the 17th Annual Allies in Prevention Awards to kick off National Child Abuse Prevention Month. With special guest emcee Leon Harris from NBC4, the event also featured Keynote Speaker Dr. Heather Pfeifer, who presented an introduction to the compelling Illuminations training. The event was […]

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Burke & Herbert Bank Hosting Coin Drive for SCAN

April 5, 2019 – Burke & Herbert Bank is raising funds for SCAN of Northern Virginia’s child abuse prevention programs through its annual coin drive throughout the month of April—National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Community members can make coin donations to SCAN at any of the Bank’s branches, and Burke & Herbert Bank will match […]

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SCAN to Host Toiletry Drive for Older Youth in Care

February 14, 2019—During the months of February and March, SCAN of Northern Virginia is accepting donations of toiletry items for local teens and older youth in the foster care system. Gift cards and donations are also welcome in support of the drive.  (Download a Wish List for the drive here.) “For older youth and teens […]

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SCAN of Northern Virginia Opens Loudoun Office 

January 31, 2019—SCAN of Northern Virginia opened a new office in Loudoun County this month. In addition to its main office in Alexandria, the new space—located at 18 Export Drive in Sterling, Va.—will provide opportunities and space to coordinate with community partners as the organization works to strengthen children and nurture families in Loudoun County. […]

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SCAN Hosts 7th Annual Advocacy Training

November 30, 2018–SCAN held its 7th Annual “Speak Up for Children” Training for Advocates in Virginia on Friday November 30th fat the South County Government Center in Alexandria. More than 50 guests attended. The day began with an “Advocacy 101” training from Johanna Schuchert, Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. This […]

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Becoming a Parenting Facilitator: One Intern’s Perspective

Do you ever wonder what it’s like to become a trained facilitator for one of SCAN’s parenting programs? This week, one of our BSW interns shares his first-hand knowledge of the experience: My name is Ernesto Aguiluz and I am a social work intern for SCAN. I have just completed the 21-hour training to become […]

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Lasting (and Global!) Impact: A Special Guest Post from Tracy Leonard

A special guest post from D2L Certified Instructor (and former SCAN employee) Tracy Leonard: Although my family left Northern Virginia and I have left SCAN, I haven’t left the work.  While at SCAN, I was fortunate enough to not only receive the training to become a Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitator, but also a Certified Instructor.  […]

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SCAN Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Toast to Hope

November 5, 2018—On November 3, 2018, SCAN hosted its 16th annual Toast to Hope gala at Springfield Golf and Country Club. The annual fundraiser raised a record-breaking $160,000 in critical funding for SCAN’s child abuse prevention programs, and was especially poignant this year as the organization celebrates three decades of work protecting children and supporting families across […]

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Trauma-Informed Community Network Meeting Kicks Off in Loudoun County

On September 26, thanks to grant funding from Loudoun Non-Profit grants, the first Trauma-Informed Community Network (TICN) meeting was called to order at HealthWorks for Northern Virginia in Loudoun County and facilitated by SCAN. The Loudoun community has been making great strides in integrating trauma-informed care in the community and SCAN is excited to help steward […]

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5 Critical Messages from our “Roots of Trauma” Training

Earlier this month, SCAN held an all-day workshop focused on parental trauma, mental health challenges, and substance use and their impact on children and families. With support from the Northern Virginia Health Foundation, we hosted nearly 100 professionals and advocates to learn more about how trauma relates to mental health, alcohol and substance use and […]

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