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Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan


Child Abuse & Neglect

Cones for Kids Fundraiser

This fun, family-friendly event features an ice cream tasting from five local ice cream vendors. After tasting, vote on your favorite. The winning vendor gets the coveted Golden Scoop Award! After enjoying your ice cream, stay for activities, crafts, a silent action and more!

When: Wednesday, July 18 from 6-8 p.m. 
Where: Racine Masonic Center 1012 Main Street in Racine

Tickets can be purchased in advance below for $7.50 or $10 at the door. 

School-based Child Abuse Awareness Programs

Our professionals offer an important school-based child abuse education program called Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN). These child abuse programs are available to Racine and Kenosha County children at no cost thanks to funds contributed by the United Way of Racine County, United Way of Kenosha County, and donations from churches, businesses, individuals and organizations. 

Programs share age-appropriate information about child abuse and neglect

SCAN child abuse training programs educate children about child abuse and neglect so they understand what it is and recognize it when they see or experience it. And, just as importantly, children in these age-appropriate education programs learn who they can turn to if and when they need help.

SCAN programs share these key messages:

  • Children are all special and have a right to feel safe
  • There are safe and unsafe touches
  • Abuse should not be kept a secret
  • Abuse should be reported right away and until someone helps
  • There are trusted adults who can help

SCAN programs educate children with messages important by age

More than 11,000 children in Racine County schools attended one of five different SCAN presentations last year. At each age level, SCAN presenters use age-appropriate lessons and activities including puppet shows, storytelling and videos to share the message that child abuse and neglect is never a child's fault. Topics range from stranger safety and inappropriate touch for the youngest children to Internet and social media safety for older students. 


This preschool program was developed for three- to five-year-old children. KidSCAN uses dolls, posters, songs and games to teach young children about child abuse. We offer KidSCAN programs in three, 30-minute sessions or two 45-minute sessions.


Designed as a 30-minute puppet show for kindergarten students, SCANMAN program educators teach stranger safety and child-abuse awareness.

SCAN Stories

Our second-grade program uses storytelling to open a discussion about child abuse. LSS professionals perform SCAN Stories in a 45-60-minute session.

Yes We SCAN!

Our fourth-grade Yes We Scan! program uses presentations, video and discussion to build awareness and encourage further discussion of child abuse. Our educators deliver this program in one 45-60-minute session.


Designed for a sixth-grade audience, iSCAN features a presentation, videos, stories and discussion about Internet and social media safety and abuse. You have the option to request iSCAN in two 45-minute sessions or one 90-minute session.

No cost to area schools

We offer this program as no-cost to the following area schools

  • Burlington Area School District
  • Dover School District
  • Kenosha Unified School District
  • North Cape School District
  • Norway School District
  • Racine Unified School District
  • Raymond School District
  • Union Grove School District
  • Waterford Graded School District
  • Yorkville School District
  • Racine preschools and daycare centers

Be a part of the solution – support SCAN education programs

Our professionals present SCAN age-appropriate child abuse education programs to Racine and Kenosha County school children at no cost, thanks to the generosity of SCAN donors. To learn more about SCAN, download our brochure, or contact us. 


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SCAN Stories

SCAN Program Helps Kids Recognize Child Abuse

Our SCAN program helps children recognize child abuse so they can tell trusted adults and get help.
Published July 2015

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