Stop Child Abuse & Neglect

Teaching kids what abuse is, what to do it if happens, and how to get help- one classroom at a time.

About Us

What is

SCAN has provided school-based child abuse awareness lessons to children in southeastern Wisconsin for more than 35 years at more than 90 public, private, and parochial schools. The goals are to educate children to recognize abusive situations and to understand that such incidents need to be disclosed right away to trusted adults in order to mitigate the detrimental effects. Above all, children need to know that abuse is never their fault.

SCAN lessons teach personal safety skills to children to diminish their risk of victimization. Children have the right to feel safe. Without a safe start, children are less likely to know success and the cycle of pain continues. Safe children grow up healthier, are more prepared to become successful learners and productive workers, and build positive relationships at home, with peers and within the community.

What people have said about SCAN:

SCAN works toward creating a world where all children grow up in safe environments free from abuse.

All of our programs teach children:

That they are all special and have a right to feel safe and be safe.

That there are safe and unsafe touches.

Abuse should not be kept a secret.

Abuse should be reported right away and until someone helps.

Abuse is never a child’s fault.

Preschool/4K Lesson – KidSCAN:

This preschool/ 4K lesson takes into account the developmental needs of young children.  The formats are non-threatening, positive, nurturing, and easy to understand. Dolls, posters, songs, games, and discussions all aid in teaching children how to recognize abuse and ask for help when needed.

Duration: 90 minute over 2 or 3 sessions

Kindergarten – BOSS of My Body:

This kindergarten lesson includes video clips and discussions that teach children about being the Boss of their body by listening to their feelings, teaching about stranger safety, definition of unsafe touches, and the importance of telling about such incidents to trusted adults. Students will hear about a boy names Miles who learns he is the Boss of his body.

Duration: 30-45 minute show

2nd Grade Lesson – BOSS of My Body:

SCAN Stories is the child abuse awareness program for 2nd grade students. It discusses topics related to child safety and abuse. It consists of story time with award winning children’s books including I Can Play It Safe, I Don’t Want to Go to Justin’s House Anymore, and Not in Room 204. This is an educational program to help children become better informed on child abuse issues.

Duration: 45 minutes

4th Grade Lesson – Yes We SCAN

This 4th Grade Lesson discusses the four kinds of abuse: physical, sexual, and emotional abuse as well as neglect. It consists of an informational presentation, a video, and a discussion including time for student questions.

Duration: 45 minutes

6th Grade Lesson – iSCAN:

This 6th Grade lesson defines all forms of abuse and discusses consequences and solutions. It also presents information on social media safety including cyberbullying, digital reputations, and digital privacy.  This is especially important as predators are using technology as a way to reach potential victims.

Duration: 90-120 minutes over 1 or 2 sessions

Contact Us – SCAN

A SCAN staff member can typically be reached by calling 262-619-1633 Monday through Friday. If you want to read the SCAN staff member bios you can go to our staff page here.

SCAN, a Program of BeLEAF Survivors, Inc.

Prevention Educator

Luna Dodge


Extension 110

SCAN, a Program of BeLEAF Survivors, Inc.

Prevention Educator

Gayle Letsch

Extension 111