Allies in Prevention Coalition

Allies in Prevention Coalition, an Initiative of SCAN of Northern VirginiaThe 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.


> Explore the Parenting Can Be Tough campaign page
> Learn more about the Allies in Prevention Awards Luncheon
 Thank you to Supporters of the Allies in Prevention Award (PDF)


June 13, 2017   |  12:00 – 1:30 PM  |  Arlington Location TBD
The meeting’s topic will be Parents with Opioid & Heroin Addiction. For more information or to RSVP, contact

Save the date for upcoming 2017 meetings:
September 20, 2017 in West Fairfax on Parents with Cognitive & Mental Disabilities
November 16, 2017 in East Fairfax for 6th Annual Advocacy Day

> Read about our March 2017 meeting topic on our blog, Connections, here. (Topic: 2017 Campaign, Safe Sleep & Abusive Head Trauma)
> Read about our November 2016 meeting on our blog, Connections, here. (Topic: 2016 “Speak Up for Kids” Advocacy Day)
> Read about our September 2016 meeting on our blog, Connections, here. (Topic: The Culture of Kids: The realities of being a kid today, and how we can help)
> Read about our June 2016 meeting on our blog, Connections, here. (Topic: Supporting Refugee & Immigrant Parents)
> Read about our April 2016 Awards on our blog, Connections, here. (Topic: 2016 Public Education Campaign Kids Need Connections)
> Read about our December 2015 meeting on our blog, Connections, here. (Topic: Co-Parenting)
> Read about our September 2015 meeting on our blog, Connections, here. (Topic: Human Trafficking)
> Read about our June 2015 meeting on our blog, Connections, here. (Topic: Faith Groups and Human Services Organizations)
> Read about our March 2015 meeting on our blog, Connections, here. (Topic: Intentional Activities with Children)
> Read about our December 2014 meeting on our blog, Connections, here. (Topics: Strengthening Community Connections)


> NEW! 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


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

Meet our Members:
Our current members (as of May 2017) include:

(AIPC Member list updated May 2017)