Allies in Prevention Coalition

The Allies in Prevention Coalition, an initiative of SCAN of Northern Virginia, engages child and family welfare advocates in communicating regional messages to prevent child abuse and promote children’s well-being in Northern Virginia. The Coalition seeks to increase community and individual involvement to prevent family violence by sharing best practices; combining resources; and collaborating on effective public education messages about positive parenting and child abuse prevention.

Meet our Members here!

NORTHERN VIRGINIA CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN

• Explore the Parenting Can Be Tough Campaign!
• Download our April “Take Action!” Calendar here!
• Learn more about our 2019 Allies in Prevention Awards Luncheon here!

JOIN US FOR AN UPCOMING MEETING!

June 4, 2019 • 1:00 – 2:30 PM • Teaching Children Empathy Skills
Location: The Pennino Building, Room 206
12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA
To RSVP, please contact Allyson Halverson.

September 10, 2019 • 1:00 – 2:30 PM • Trauma Awareness & ACEs/ACE Interface
Location: INMED Family & Youth Opportunity Center
21630 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 130, Sterling, VA
To RSVP, please contact Allyson Halverson.

HELPFUL RESOURCES:

Child Abuse in Northern Virginia – an overview with statistics
What Makes a Trauma-Informed Organization? – a definition & SAMHSA’s “Four Rs”
• Community Resources for Children & Families – for Northern Virginia
• Resiliency Resources for Child Welfare Advocates & Professionals (Connections Assessments, book lists and more)
• Children’s Stories that Build Resiliency
(book list, worksheets, tools for Young Adult books)
• SCAN’s blog for child welfare professionals: Connections

EXPLORE OUR WHITE PAPERS

• “The Power of Fathers” White Paper
• “Building Resiliency Using Children’s Stories” White Paper
• “Safe Sleep, Safe Babies” White Paper