Valini Leitch


ChildLinK Introduces Tell Scheme at Mothers Union Training of Trainers
In: ChildLink News
Feb 15, 2018

Child Rights Alliance (CRA) member Mothers Union held a Trainer of Trainers Programme from the February 10-14, 2018. The delegates – from Monserrat, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana- were trained in parenting skills education so that they can then train potential trainers in their country.

ChildLinK was invited to deliver a presentation on the Tell Scheme. The Tell Scheme project was implemented from 2010 to 2013. The objective of this project was to teach children the importance of telling an adult if they were abused or if an individual makes them feel uncomfortable. The project also helped adults to recognize signs of child abuse and how to handle such a situation.

The presentation focused on several areas. The participants were introduced to different components of child sexual abuse (e.g. being forced or persuaded into a sexual act or situation, being harassed by sexual suggestions or comments, etc.). The participants also examined behaviours that child survivors of sexual abuse may possibly display and signs that a potential child abuser may display. Finally, the participants examined the do’s and don’ts when handling disclosures of child sexual abuse.