SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern Virginia

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth


205 S Whiting St Ste 205Alexandria, VA 22304 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To promote the well-being of children, improve parent-child relations and prevent child abuse and neglect by: Educating the community about the scope, nature and consequences of child abuse and neglect and the importance of positive, nurturing parenting; Providing direct parent education ; and Advocating for children in the community, the legislature and the courts.


SCAN of Northern Virginia was founded in 1988 by a group of citizens concerned about the issues and prevalence of child abuse and neglect and the tragic implications for children, families and the community. Today, SCAN serves the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park. SCAN works to prevent child abuse and promote positive parenting through our Parent Education, Public Education, and Alexandria/Arlington Court Appointed Special Advocate Programs.


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by Nicole U. from McLean, VA (November 5, 2009)
I have been dedicating my time at SCAN for almost a year now. I participate in the ABC's of Parenting Program. 3 cycles in and its refreshing each time. This program not only focus on the children but also on the parents. This programs teaches all involved how to better communicate and express ourselves in a constructive manner. Parents learn how to be leaders while creating an emotional bond with their children. It's beautiful at the end of every program to see the "light bulb" of parenting come on for the parents and the children receive the new ways joyfully. This program gives the tools to create the family environment needed.

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