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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia


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Joined on May 22, 2023


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Nonprofit





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DESCRIPTION

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia is the only nonprofit organization focused solely on preventing child abuse and neglect in Northern Virginia. As a survivor-led team of child advocates, we put children at the center of everything we do. For 35 years, SCAN has been committed to protecting children from abuse through education, advocacy, and community engagement.


General Survey

Question: How many of your employees or volunteers are members of the LGBTQ+ community?

Answer: Not known.


Question: Are your leadership, human resources, employees, or volunteers provided or required to utilize LGBTQ-specific training or educational content each year?

Answer: Everyone is required to have LGBTQ-specific training.


Question: How often do you believe your leadership, human resources, employees, or volunteers utilize LGBTQ-specific training or educational content each year?

Answer: Annual.


Question: Do you feel that your policies and procedures cover LGBTQ-specific needs for all of your employees, staff, and volunteers?

Answer: We have worked directly with an LGBTQ+ organization to create our policies and procedures.


Question: Do you feel that your policies and procedures cover LGBTQ-specific needs for your those who rely on your service?

Answer: We have worked directly with an LGBTQ+ organization to create our policies and procedures.


Question: How well do you feel that you and your staff are doing at creating an accepting and affirming presence for the LGBTQ+ community?

Answer: We have year-round shows of support that are specifically affirming or positive for the LGBTQ+ community.


Industry Survey

Question: What type of non-profit organization do you represent? Briefly describe your mission.

Answer: SCAN is a survivor-led team of child advocates. We put children at the center of everything we do. For 35 years, SCAN has been committed to protecting children from abuse through education, advocacy, and community engagement. All of SCAN’s work is grounded in research and informed by survivors with lived experience. Our programs directly serve professionals and youth in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun County. Our vision is a community where everyone takes responsibility for keeping children safe from abuse in all the places they live, learn, work, and play.


Question: Do you have any LGBTQ+ board members? Include any information, if possible, about how they represent LGBTQ+ issues in your organization.

Answer: The majority of our leadership team identifies as LGBTQ+. At SCAN, one of our main values is leading through lived experience. We know that protecting the most vulnerable children in our community makes it safer for all children. In the past two years alone, our leadership has spearheaded concerted efforts to stand up for trans youth, advocated for LGBTQ+ youth at the state level, trained our entire staff on LGBTQ+ history and inclusivity, and so much more.


Question: Do you supply any training materials to individuals in your organization, or outside of your organization? If so, what do those materials entail?

Answer: Our staff has completed the Building Foundation for Inclusion level of The Human Rights Campaign’s All Children, All Families LGBTQ+ inclusivity training. This includes policy implementation, capacity building, staff training, program best practices, leadership buy-in, and more.


Question: How do you make your organization a safe and affirming place for LGBTQ+ people to be?

Answer: As the facilitator of three of Northern Virginia’s Trauma-Informed Community Networks, we set the benchmark for a trauma-informed workplace. We display pride flags in our office and at all external events to let the community and youth know SCAN is a safe place for them. We also include pronouns in all communications regarding staff (business cards, email signatures, zoom identification, etc.). SCAN is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which our team has the opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the organization and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. SCAN provides equal access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations for our team and those we serve.


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Question: In your fundraising activities, do you solicit funds from non-affirming organizations? If so, which organizations?

Answer: No. We stand by our beliefs, and on the rare occasions when our partners have had conflicting beliefs, we have utilized it as a learning opportunity to educate.


Question: Are there other Non-Profit organizations that you recommend as allies?

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