Asking for help is the sign of a good parent, not a bad one.

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Children are a gift. But they don’t come with instructions. As parents, we’re left to figure out how to raise them, care for them, and love them. It can be an overwhelming responsibility. But what if we didn’t have to do it alone? FAM was founded by parent education professionals who believe that asking for help is the sign of a good parent, not a bad one. We’re a resource of information, a source of camaraderie, and a helping hand for anyone who wants to be the best father, mother or caregiver they can be. The Families Are Magic (FAM) Program is a program of Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now).


Stewards of Children Training

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1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthdays, but it doesn’t have to happen. Abuse is preventable! Each year, SCAN works to train as many people as possible to recognize, react and report child sexual abuse using the revolutionary Stewards of Children video-led training. Sign up your office, your child’s teachers or your community members by contacting Margo Buchanan at



Circle of Parents

FAM organizes Circle of Parents groups for parents dealing with the same issues that you are—from toilet training and discipline problems to fussy eaters and teenagers expressing their independence. Contact Margo Buchanan at to request information about a group forming in your area.



Whether you are a parent, a parent educator, a concerned community member or all three, it is so important to take care of yourself. SCAN creates a monthly wellness newsletter full of ideas, strategies, recipes and more to help improve your overall functioning. Check it out below!

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