Family Programs

All in-person SCAN Family Programs have been transitioned to virtual events until further notice. Thank you for your patience as we adjust our programming and focus on keeping our staff and community safe.

SCAN’s Family Programs offer parents, caregivers, and families the opportunity to connect with others and know they are not alone on the journey of raising children. Through programs, workshops, and other events, they can come together to celebrate their joys and address challenges – in a safe, supportive environment where they share the experiences, resources, and encouragement that can impact families forever. 

All upcoming programming is virtual and open to parents all over the Northern Virginia region.

To register for an upcoming class please contact or call (703) 820-9001 ext. 106

Strengthening Families with Children 10-14
This event has been postponed. Stay tuned for new dates.

Our Strengthening Families Program is for parents and youth between the ages 10-14. This will be an 8-week interactive virtual program. Strengthening your family bond with discussions, games, projects, and much more. Families will discuss topics such as family stress, tobacco use, peer pressure, just to name a few. There will also be raffles and great prizes.

Programa de apoyo para padres

Los miércoles a partir del 17 de marzo hasta el 12 de mayo | 6-8

Reúnase con otros padres y madres para compartir experiencias, éxitos y desafíos. Se trata de una serie virtual GRATUITA para la comunidad, dirigida por un especialista en la crianza de los hijos.

Nurturing Parenting Program

Thursdays starting March 18-May 13 | 6-8 pm

The Nurturing Parenting Program is for parents with children of all ages. In this 8 week virtual program, parents will receive support in topics such as child development, praise and empathy, family rules and expectations, stress management and much more!

Parenting During the Pandemic
Monday’s starting April 5 | 6:30-8 pm

Join us for a 7-week virtual workshop series helping parents navigate the challenges of parenting, schooling, and emotionally supporting their children during the pandemic. This series is open to Prince William County residents only and will be in Spanish.

Navigating the Teen and Tween Years
Tuesday’s starting April 6-May 18 | 6-8 pm

Our Parenting and Navigating the Teen and Tween Years program is for parents who currently have a tween or teen. This programs helps parents develop tools to support their child in this important stage. In this 7-week virtual program, parents will be addressing topics such as setting routines, family conflict, and exposure to drugs and tobacco.

Community Workshops

SCAN is able to develop workshops on one or more topics of interest for partner organizations. SCAN  can provide a one-time workshop from our menu of topics for your parent group. Or SCAN can work with you to tailor a Parent Café series, unique to the needs of our partner. A series is usually composed of 4 to 6 workshop sessions but can be adjusted to meet our partner’s needs. Topics for each session are selected by SCAN and the partnering organization. The partner can opt to include child care or a concurrent children’s program with lesson plans.  Reunification, positive discipline, communication, family rules are a few topics available.

If you are a community member interested in hosting a workshop or  a series [click here].

All of SCANs programs are free of charge and held at easily accessible community locations. Some programs require both parent and child to attend. Please click on the links to each program to learn more.