2022 was an incredible year for child abuse prevention.

Before we kick off 2023 (and enter our 35th year!) we want to look back, share some of our highlights from this year and celebrate the extraordinary things our supporters have allowed us to do:


Laurie Tasharski, Director of Institutional Abuse Prevention at SCAN and internationally known child protection expert, addressed the VA Senate Committee in support of SB 483, a bill created to make youth sports safer for kids.

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Spring parenting classes in full swing! Our coaches and experts worked with 60 families this spring to build communication skills and teach strengths-based parenting.

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This March, Texas made headlines in a push to classify gender-affirming medical care as child abuse. We launched a social media public education campaign to stand with trans youth and spread the message that gender-affirming care is not child abuse and is a best practice in building healthier, more resilient communities.

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Celebrating Alexandria’s annual giving day, Spring2ACTion, with longtime SCAN supporters and Cleary Award Recipients, McEnearney Associates. We spent the afternoon giving back to the community with free coffee!

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SCAN and Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) announce a collaboration on caregiver classes to keep kids safe online. We’re stronger together and couldn’t be more thrilled about this critical partnership!

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We headed to The White House with colleagues at Keep Kids Safe to celebrate a Global Day of Action advocating for survivors and change. #BeBrave

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Rising prices this year affected our families and countless ways. This summer we partnered with Home Aid NOVA to give our families the gift of free diapers and wipes.

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We joined our friends at 100WomenStrong to accept SCAN’s 5th grant for child abuse prevention work in Loudoun County. In October, we went on to honor this incredible community organization at Toast To Hope as this year’s Cleary Award recipient.

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We are so honored to have been the beneficiary of 2022’s Run! Geek! Run! race. The $45,000 raised by the community went directly to preventing child abuse throughout NOVA. It was an absolute pleasure collaborating with our friends at Ironistic Web!

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You helped us set a new record at this year’s Toast To Hope Gala, raising double our goal for child-abuse-prevention programs! Thank you to Tim and Jennifer Gale for their generous surprise match of all donations made that night!

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Congratulations to 10 new Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers for completing 6 weeks and 40 hours of training and taking an oath to be a voice for children in Alexandria and Arlington. Our children and community are indebted to your service.

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