NEWS: SCAN and PCAV to Host Advocacy Day Training on Nov. 18

October 18, 2016

On Friday, November 18th, SCAN will partner with Prevent Child Abuse Virginia to host our 5th Annual “Speak Up for Children” Training for Virginia Advocates. Participants will better understand the legislative process and learn how to be an effective advocate. They’ll also hear policy advocates and legislators discuss some of the key issues affecting vulnerable children and families which will be on the agenda in the upcoming Virginia General Assembly session. #speakupforchildren

Please click here to register!

NEWS: “Neurobiology of Trauma” Training in Loudoun on October 5th

September 13, 2016

loudounsummit_oct5soldoutTHIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT: SCAN, as part of The Loudoun Partnership for Resilient Children and Families, will present a training event on October 5th with trauma expert Dr. Chris Wilson. The event is intended for all community members, especially those who work with or interact with people who have suffered trauma, including law enforcement officers, child protective services professionals, commonwealth’s attorneys’ office staff, mental health providers, victim advocates, teachers, counselors and parents. The event is made possible with support from Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS), Loudoun Child Advocacy Center, Northern Virginia Health Foundation, Ronald McDonald Charities of Washington DC and SCAN of Northern Virginia. There is $25 registration fee for the event, which will take place from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy in Ashburn, Va.

> To be added to a wait list for the event, please contact Tracy Leonard at tleonard(at)

> Download the event flyer here.

With more than 20 years of experience in the neurobiology of trauma, vicarious trauma, victim behavior, how to be trauma informed, and group process, Dr. Chris Wilson has worked with a wide variety of audiences. Dr. Wilson is currently a trainer for the United States Army’s Special Victim Unit Investigation Course, Legal Momentum, and You Have Options Program.

NEWS: Del. Mark Levine Attends Strengthening Families

May 10, 2016

13221668_10153671024090735_5060533774252913250_nVirginia Delegate Mark Levine joined parents at SCAN’s Strengthening Families program on May 10th to learn more about the challenges faced by local families, as well discuss as how legislators can be a voice for parents and children in the year ahead. SCAN’s Strengthening Families parenting class series is made possible through a grant from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth. Learn more about the grant from VFHY here.


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