Watch our interview with DC News Now on abuse trends, our CASA program, and a call for volunteers as cases increase.
We sat down with DC News Now to discuss Child Abuse Prevention Month and ways you can make a difference this April.
We know the success of faith organizations and child safety goes hand in hand. This is dependent upon suitable adults who foster warm, authentic relationships with children. This training will enable staff and volunteers to mitigate risks of harm, ensure that appropriate boundaries are maintained, and act in accordance with the ethos and values of your organization.
VIRGINIA (FOX 5 DC) – A Northern Virginia child abuse prevention nonprofit reported a startling trend – an increase in the severity of cases. “We can do better for families, we can do better for children,” SCAN of Northern Virginia Executive Director Leah Fraley said Thursday, adding that while SCAN’s caseload has remained consistently high during the […]
Dear Alexandria City Council, SCAN of Northern Virginia stands with dozens of other community organizations in support of the Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) Pilot you can fund on July 6th. We have seen firsthand how the pandemic has rocked Alexandria’s families. GBI would bring a just moral recovery in the wake of the public health […]
Leah Fraley, Executive Director of SCAN, explains how the pandemic has caused a rise in abuse and a decrease in reporting.
Amy Wilker, Director of the Alexandria and Arlington CASA Program, explains how the pandemic has impacted children in foster care.
Have you explored our trauma informed care resources for parents? You’ve heard us talk about this topic from a direct child services perspective (see our blog post here), as well as an advocacy perspective (such as this blog we re-posted from Voices for Virginia’s Children) as it relates to legislation. But how do we change whole organizations to better […]