Session Description

The Scream, Run, and Tell (SRTell) workshop is a group session designed for sex abuse prevention. The method provides tools while educating first responders, teachers, counselors and other mandated reporters on the proven SRTell methods that can help stop or altogether prevent sexual abuse of young children.

Participants will take part in an interactive workshop designed to introduce critical first-line engagement methods and tools designed to help build trust and providing positive reinforcement. The Scream, Run and Tell formula is a specifically designed program that is repetitive recall tactic that can be used to protect, prevent and report. Sexual abuse is a silent crime that leaves victims broken, isolated and buried in self-imposed silence because of shame and fear. SRTell empowers victims to use their voices to initiate action (Scream), remove themselves from the threatening environment (Run) and report sexual abuse (Tell). Participants will be trained and certified to teach these methods to parents, children and various at-risk groups in the community. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will become certified SRTell representatives and will register with the organization to educate in there fields.

Presenter Bio

Elizabeth Lim is the founder and CEO of Scream, Run and Tell, a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of children and parents. She is a staunch advocate who has, for the past eight years, committed her life to providing a voice to the victims of sexual abuse through education and training. She is the author of Scream, Run, Tell, an illustrated children’s book designed to empower and equip children with the tools and actionable techniques needed to stop the threat of sexual abuse. The book has been translated into 24 different languages and is widely used as a primary educational tool for children and parents nationwide. Since holding her first workshop on January 27, 2012, Elizabeth Lim has traveled extensively, training medical and law enforcement professionals, teachers, school counselors as well as parents on the SRTell methods. She calls Hawaii home, where she lives with her five children. She was a trained Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Medical Assistant (MA) and Phlebotomist. As a sex abuse survivor and developer of the SRTell method, her depth of knowledge make her an ideal educator, trainer and subject matter expert in the field of child sexual abuse.

Educational Objectives

1. To help prevent and stop sexual abuse
2. To empower parents and children with effective tools to combat sexual abuse
3. To educate parents on how to advocate for their children
4. To identify inappropriate actions and behaviors of sexual predators
5. To provide a voice to the victims through training and development
6. To train participants on the SRTell method

Teaching Methods

Through a workshop format, the teaching methods will include a lecture, and an introduction to the Scream, Run and Tell (SRTell) training model that will engage participants in role-playing using repetitive exercises and finger puppets. The presenter will facilitate group discussions and share case examples to demonstrate effective counseling techniques.
Participants will be trained on the proven methods of SRTell so that they may serve as certified ambassadors and representatives within their respective communities. Through testimonials and the sharing of best-practices, the presenter will demonstrate the powerful impact of early intervention and education. At the end of the workshop, participants will be asked to complete a survey to gather feedback, real-world information and recommendations to evaluate and improve future training workshops.

Evaluation Methods

How will this presentation include the experiences or viewpoints?
The presenter will include documented testimonial accounts from parents as well as victims of sexual abuse, who have chosen to share their stories to help educate others. Submitted pro-gram reviews from medical professionals will be presented to demonstrate the success and effectiveness of the program within the various health and professional organizations.

How is this presentation informed by the experience of service providers, first responders, or other practitioners?
Through a thorough process of information gathering and research, the presenter has identified vital behaviors and tactics that are instrumental in quickly recognizing the early signs of sexual abuse. As first-line interventionists, first responders and health practitioners initiate the first contact with victims. They provide a wealth of first-hand knowledge and information that can be used to further enhance the training and development of the SRTell program participants. The SRTell training is offered to law enforcement, health providers, parents, teachers, and family counseling professionals to increase the program’s reach and awareness.

How does the material present a) build on existing research, or b) incorporate an evaluation component or measure outcomes?
According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, every 8 minutes, child protection agencies substantiate or find evidence for a claim of child abuse. Research indicates that 34% of victims are under the age of 12 and that in the majority of the cases, 93% of the child victims know the perpetrator. Based on this statistical evidence, the Scream, Run, Tell training is geared toward early intervention and interception to help identify and deter sexual predators. The Scream, Run, and Tell training will include a survey (questionnaire) designed to measure the learned awareness and potential usage outcome from members of the group. The participants will be encouraged to maintain logs and journals to document and monitor their progress, best-practices, and testimonials.

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