NEWS: SCAN Croquet Day Raises Over $40,000 for Prevention
June 6, 2016
Over 200 team members, families and volunteers enjoyed SCAN’s 4th Annual Croquet Day at Hensley Park this month, raising more than $40,000 for the organization’s child abuse prevention programs in Alexandria and across Northern Virginia.The tournament was led by Bob Kroeger—otherwise known as “Croquet Bob”—who was inducted into the Croquet Hall of Fame in 1999.
Presenting sponsors Dave Cleary and Marc and Leana Katz were joined by more than 30 individuals and local businesses including Access National Bank and McEnearney Associates. Food trucks were provided by District Taco and Rocklands Barbecue, while live music came courtesy of Two Blue. The “5 Ps” Team won first place in the tournament, led by Paul Davis, incoming president of SCAN’s Council of Young Professionals.
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NEWS: SCAN Public Education Manager Becomes Certified Darkness to Light Instructor
May 13, 2016
SCAN Public Education Manager Tracy Leonard has completed training and testing to become a certified instructor for Darkness to Light. She is now approved to train facilitators to present the Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention curriculum. On May 12, she trained her first 7 facilitators. Since SCAN became an official Partner in Prevention with D2L, we have trained 1,129 individuals to recognize, react and respond to child sexual abuse in our communities. Tracy’s certification means an even greater capacity to change behaviors in Northern Virginia, and new energy to reach a “tipping point” in prevention. Read more about this goal in Tracy’s latest blog post here.
NEWS: Del. Mark Levine Attends Strengthening Families
May 10, 2016
Virginia 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.