Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now), a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect in the Greater Richmond area, is hosting a six-course tasting menu with wine pairings at Walter Bundy’s Shagbark on February 10th. SCAN, an affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, was founded in 1991 in response to the rapidly growing rate of child abuse and neglect in the City of Richmond and its surrounding counties. SCAN’s upcoming fundraiser at Shagbark, which showcases Chef Bundy’s modern approach to up-south cuisine, will help the organization continue to serve families throughout Central VA.
To join the February 10th dinner benefiting SCAN, sign up here. The evening will further SCAN’s mission to provide the awareness, support and education needed to enhance the lives of children in our community. SCAN’s services promote positive parenting, strengthen families and help create a community that values and cares for its children. SCAN’s programs include the Family Support Program, Community Programs, The Circle Preschool Program, Richmond CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Child Advocacy Centers (CAC).
During the July 2017 – June 2018 fiscal year, the SCAN’s Family Support Program served 652 caregivers and 99 children—all from families who have experienced or are at a high risk of experiencing child abuse and/or neglect. Richmond CASA volunteers advocated for 241 children in the Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court system. The Child Advocacy Center served 1012 children who were alleged victims of severe physical abuse or neglect, child pornography or witnesses to violence, and 638 adults including their non-offending caregivers. The Circle Preschool Program served 27 children and 35 caregivers. SCAN’s Community Programs, including FAM (Families are Magic) and the TICN (Trauma-Informed Community Network), reached over 4,000 adults through various trainings on trauma-informed practices, positive parenting, and recognizing/reporting child abuse, as well as through Resilience screenings.