Host or Sponsor a Training in Your Community

Are you looking for a way to empower your community to prevent child sexual abuse? SCAN has an ongoing need for professionals, community members and businesses to help us provide the Stewards of Children training to adults in the Northern Virginia area. There are three ways local groups can support our work:


The Stewards of Children curriculum can be used by groups who:

  • Seek training for staff and volunteers in the prevention of child sexual abuse
  • Want to make a difference in their community by educating adults about the protection of children
  • Want to reduce risks for insurance reasons and to ensure child protection

Perhaps you belong to a faith community and wish to have the training at your location for the staff and adult volunteers or you may be involved in a local sports association and want to offer the training to coaches and team parents. Please see the Host Agreement for more information.


Financial support is critical to our ability to educate and empower as many adults as possible in our communities. A contribution is a great way to show the community that you support SCAN’s efforts to end child sexual abuse. Every donation of $25 will cover a workbook and materials for one participant as well as a facilitator’s time to provide the training.


Gain knowledge to empower yourself! To inquire about participating in a training at another location, please contact tleonard(at) After completing the Stewards of Children training participants will:

  • Know the facts of child sexual abuse – incidence and prevalence rates and effects on individuals in society
  • Understand how child sexual abuse happens
  • Recognize that adults are responsible for the protection of children
  • Understand the importance of screening staff/volunteers who work with children and adolescents
  • Understand the importance of a well-conceived one-adult/one-child policy
  • Have resources to react responsibly to incidents of child sexual abuse
  • Understand the pro-active role youth-serving agencies need to take to protect children and to educate their communities about child sexual abuse