Parent Education Program

SCAN Parent Education Program (PEP), a program of SCAN of Northern Virginia
SCAN’s Parent Education Program provides direct support, education and resources to parents and caregivers across Northern Virginia. It is our belief that parent education and family support are key to the prevention of child abuse and neglect in our community.

(Download our February 2017 calendar of Parent Education events here.)

> Parenting Classes
SCAN offers a series of classes in both English and Spanish using the Nurturing Parenting Program® curriculum that help families learn how to care for one another. In these classes, participants learn about child development, how to communicate physical and emotional needs, establishing routines for regular family activities, effective discipline methods, handling stress, and building family cohesion.

> Educational Parent Support Groups
A parent support group is a place where parents can share their daily parenting frustrations and triumphs in a supportive environment and learn new strategies from each other to deal with these challenges.