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The Lisa Project gets permanent home in Tulare County

New smaller, mobile version of powerful abuse prevention exhibition licensed for display in regional high schools

The Lisa Project in 10

On February 25, the Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) unveiled its new The Lisa Project in 10 (TLP10), a more mobile version of the powerful abuse awareness exhibition which has been shown in Tulare County four times since 2010. Nearly 50 community leaders and members of the CAPC attended the presentation at the TCOE Redwood Conference Center. CAPC Coordinator Billie Shawl thanked the community partners for helping the CAPC to purchase the rights to show The Lisa Project in 10 in an eight-county region of Central California. “Our goal is to first get the exhibit shown at every high school in Tulare County,” she said. Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak is supporting TLP10 by committing Maintenance & Operations staff to store, transport and assemble the exhibition throughout the region. Additionally, TCOE College and Career Director Joy Soares is working to develop curriculum to support learning about the effects of child abuse on children, families and communities.

Developed by Gene Hardin and the CAPC of San Joaquin County, The Lisa Project is a unique multi-sensory exhibit allowing the visitor to hear, see and experience the reality of child abuse. The new TLP10 uses an audio tour recorded from a child’s perspective to guide students and visitors through five small rooms depicting scenarios of abuse. The new exhibition can be completed in just 10 minutes, yet fully immerses each guest in the world of abuse actual children face on a daily basis.

For area high schools interested in hosting TLP10 at their sites, Ms. Shawl will provide staff and student leaders with the training to operate the exhibition, which occupies less than 500 square feet of space. To make a reservation request, call Ms. Shawl at (559) 735-0456.