Category: News & Events 

SCAN Welcomes New Executive Director Leah Fraley

July 31, 2018–SCAN announced today that Leah Fraley will join the organization as its next Executive Director, effective August 6. “Ms. Fraley is an accomplished nonprofit executive with nearly two decades of experience  including a strong background in executive leadership and development,” notes Laura Yager, President of SCAN’s Board of Directors. Leah comes to SCAN from the International […]

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SCAN Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

June 29, 2018—After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected SCAN of Northern Virginia to be part of the Class of 2018-19. SCAN has undergone a rigorous review process conducted by a team of 120+ experts in the local philanthropic field, and has met the Catalogue’s high standards. Potential donors can be confident […]

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SCAN Croquet Day Raises $42,000 for Child Abuse Prevention

June 7, 2018–SCAN’s 6thAnnual Croquet Day took place on May 31st with a waterfront view at Oronoco Bay Park in Alexandria. A record crowd included dozens of spectators and volunteers as well as the 110 players on 33 teams playing across 14 croquet courts. Special thanks to “Croquet Bob” for returning to oversee the tournament, photographer […]

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Burke & Herbert Raises $2,600 for SCAN

May 31, 2018 – Burke & Herbert Bank raised more than $2,600 for SCAN of Northern Virginia’s child abuse prevention programs through its an annual coin drive at branches throughout the month of April—National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Visitors to the bank’s branches contributed more than $1,600 in cash.  Burke & Herbert Bank, one of SCAN’s […]

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SCAN’s New “No Hit Zone” Initiative

“Hands are not for hitting” is a common phrase used by parents and caregivers to help teach young children appropriate social interaction skills. We want children to have healthy relationships as they grow older, but what message do we really send to them when they are being told not to hit others, but then experience […]

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Sonia Quiñónez to Leave SCAN, Search Begins for Next Executive Director

April 27, 2018 — It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Sonia Quiñónez’s resignation as the executive director for SCAN of Northern Virginia effective June 15, 2018.  Since 2004, Sonia has played a critical role in the development and success of SCAN, as both the executive director […]

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SCAN Honors 2018 Ally in Prevention Award Winners

April 6, 2018 — SCAN celebrated the winners of its 2018 Ally in Prevention Awards at a luncheon today with help from NBC4’s Leon Harris, a SCAN Honorary Board Member, and Keynote Speaker Carine McCandless, New York Times bestselling author of the book, The Wild Truth. The five honorees this year include: Alexandria | Cindi Christensen, […]

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Poverty Simulation Event to Be Hosted by SCAN on 4/28

April 4, 2018–Could you survive a month in poverty? In 2015, almost 11% of families with related children under the age of 18 in Alexandria City lived below the poverty line. Alexandria also maintains the highest percentage of students, 63%, receiving free and reduced lunches in Northern Virginia, with double or triple the rate of their […]

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SCAN, FCAPP to Host Choosing Child Care Event

March 2, 2018 — The Fairfax Child Abuse Prevention Partnership (FCAPP) announced this week that it will host a special event on April 17th. “Choosing Child Care” will cover why it is important to choose safe child care and how parents can make the safest choice for their children. The evening will begin with a first-hand account from special guest Det. […]

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A Letter: Thank you for being a part of the SCAN Story!

Dear Friends, SCAN of Northern Virginia will soon be celebrating the achievement of three decades of service to children and families here in Northern Virginia. As we approach our 30th anniversary in 2018, we have been reflecting on how our work has evolved and expanded over the last 30 years. SCAN has changed in many […]

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SCAN Staff Members Trained in Award-Winning Stewards of Children® Program for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Once Again Named “Partner in Prevention”

December 11, 2017—SCAN of Northern Virginia has once again achieved “Partner in Prevention” status, a designation awarded by the nonprofit Darkness to Light to organizations which take extra steps to protect the children they serve by training staff to understand the issue of child sexual abuse, identify unsafe situations and practices, and react responsibly in the […]

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15th Annual Toast to Hope Raises $140,000 for SCAN’s Prevention Programs

November 2, 2017—SCAN’s 15th Annual Toast to Hope fundraiser was held on October 28th at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria. The event—which encouraged more than 300 guests to “Light the Way for Children and Families”—included food and beverage tastings as well as live music, a Silent Auction and a Live Auction […]

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5-Year-Old Donates Baby Items for Birthday

November 1, 2017–Natalie Lopez-Greif recently celebrated her 5th birthday, and made a special request to friends attending her party. Instead of gifts, she asked her guests to bring baby items that could be donated to support SCAN’s new Baby Box initiative. Earlier this year, SCAN expanded its Operation Safe Babies program to include baby boxes and education through the Baby […]

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“Speak Up for Children” Advocacy Training Announced for November 16th

October 19, 2017–SCAN has announced its 6th annual “Speak Up for Children” Training for Virginia Advocates, which will take plan on November 16th in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Virginia (PCAV) and Voices for Virginia’s Children. Made possible by support from Verizon, speakers will help demystify the legislative process and share strategies for being an effective advocate for children. Attendees […]

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SCAN to Host “Helping the Helpers” Summit in Loudoun

October 4, 2017–On November 7th, SCAN will host “Helping the Helpers,” the fourth summit in Loudoun as part of its Resilient Children, Resilient Loudoun initiative through support from the Northern Virginia Health Foundation. This event is for all community members, especially those who work with or interact with people who have suffered trauma, or want to […]

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SCAN of Northern Virginia Becomes a Baby Box Co. Distribution Site in Partnership with the Virginia Department of Social Services

August 25, 2017—This fall, SCAN of Northern Virginia is expanding its Operation Safe Babies program to include baby boxes and education through the Baby Box Co. and Baby Box University.  Expecting parents will be able to go to www.babyboxuniversity.com and participate in an interactive educational training designed to make sure they know about safe sleep, […]

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In Memoriam: The Hon. Patsy Ticer

August 7, 2018 — Former State Senator and Mayor of Alexandria, Hon. Patsy Ticer was an ardent supporter of SCAN and a vocal advocate for children and families in Northern Virginia. We re grateful for her lifetime of service to the community as well as her belief in SCAN’s child abuse prevention programs. A wonderful profile of […]

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SCAN to Host August Workshops with Dr. Jim Harris: Understanding Adolescent Brain, Building Self-Concept

On August 17th, SCAN will welcome Jim Harris, MSW, Ed.D. for two workshops as part of its outreach efforts with the Loudoun County Partnership for Resilient Children and Families. The afternoon workshop will focus on understanding the adolescent brain, while the evening workshop will explore the idea of supporting children in today’s complicated world. Both workshops are free […]

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Circle of Hope Gathering Thanks Donors, Welcomes New Supporters

May 29, 2017 – On May 26th, SCAN welcomed 40 guests to The Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria to recognize members of SCAN’s Circle of Hope, and invite others to become a part of this generous group of donors. Long-time CASA Volunteer Shelly DeButts gave a stirring presentation on why she became a CASA and what her responsibilities […]

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Burke & Herbert Bank Raises $2,200 for SCAN in Support of Child Abuse Prevention

May 24, 2017 – Burke & Herbert Bank raised more than $2,200 for SCAN of Northern Virginia’s child abuse prevention programs through its an annual coin drive at branches throughout the month of April—National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Many individuals and groups contributed to this successful campaign including elementary school students and administrators in Alexandria […]

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SCAN to Host Screenings, Discussions on Film “Resilience”

April 7, 2017 — With a diverse group of community partners, SCAN is hosting a series of movie screenings of the award-winning documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope”. SCAN hopes to spark discussion with parents, community members, teachers, human service providers, doctors, and more with communities across Northern Virginia! Everyone is welcome. To attend, you […]

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SCAN Honors 2017 Allies in Prevention Award Winners

April 6, 2017 – SCAN of Northern Virginia announced the 2017 winners of its annual Allies in Prevention Awards, an annual honor given to community members for exceptional work protecting children and strengthening families in five regions of Northern Virginia. The awards were presented by SCAN and its Allies in Prevention Coalition at a luncheon to kick-off National Child Abuse […]

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SCAN Publishes New Report “Resilient Children, Resilient Loudoun”

April 3, 2017 The Loudoun County Partnership for Resilient Children and Families released Resilient Children, Resilient Loudoun today, a report providing a valuable overview of the current state of children and families in the county, as well as 4 key recommendations: Increase community outreach to underserved and isolated families in Loudoun County. Support parents in […]

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30+ Ideas to TAKE ACTION this April!

Wondering what you can do this month to be a part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month? We’ve got you covered! SCAN and its Allies in Prevention Coalition are going to be busy across Northern Virginia, and we hope you will join us. Plant a Pinwheel Garden, make a donation during Spring2ACTion, and join us for one (or […]

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