During 2015 SCAN remained steadfast in our mission to promote the well-being of children, improve parent-child relations and prevent child abuse and neglect.
Through new initiatives such as Operation Safe Babies, our
continued dedication to CASA, and our increasing outreach of parenting classes and workshops, we are making sure that EVERY CHILD in Northern Virginia will grow up in a safe, stable, nurturing family, with the supports they need to contribute to stronger communities today and as adults tomorrow.
SCAN is privileged to have friends like you that are also looking out for EVERY CHILD. The work you do in supporting children and families is critical to keeping children safe and nurturing their growth and development.
As we look to 2016, with your help, SCAN will:
launch new programming that supports our Kids Need Connections community education campaign for child abuse prevention,
add to the over 1,000 adults trained in the prevention of child sexual abuse, to recognize the signs, and to react in a responsible way to prevent or intervene in abuse or suspected abuse, and
provide our communities with the tools they need to advocate for children at all levels.
We express our sincerest gratitude: for every blog post read, email answered, hour given, thought written, or word spoken on behalf of SCAN.
“Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.” ~ Rita Pierson
– Tracy Leonard, Public Education Manager
(We invite you to read our 2015 Annual Report and make a year-end donation to SCAN here.)
More than 800 people follow SCAN’s blog, and many more connect with the blog via social media and email. We love to know what our readers are most interested in, so we took a quick look at SCAN’s most-read blog posts over the past year. Here are they are! Our Top 10 blog posts of 2015:
On May 30th, SCAN will host its 3rd Annual Croquet Day fundraiser. We are thrilled to announce special guests and celebrity judges include WASH-FM’s Jenni Chase, ABC7 News Anchor Scott Thuman and Senator Barbara Favola. With a focus on family-friendly fun, the day will include 2 official croquet games, prizes and awards, food trucks including District Taco, MeggRolls and Rocklands Barbecue and much more! The event will raise funds to support SCAN’s child abuse prevention programs in the coming year. Tickets can be purchased for players and spectators, and sponsorships are still available.
As we gear up for our next special event on Monday (our 17th Annual Tee-Off for Children & Families Golf Tournament) we thought it was the perfect time to share some of the favorite photos from our most recent event–Croquet Day! Its success raising more than $30,000 on May 18th has been covered by local media here, here and here, and we’re so grateful that so many (over 200+) friends made it all possible. Enjoy the pics…and stay tuned for Golf Tournament photos next week on our Facebook page here!