The Comprehensive Health Education Act, often referred to as Erin’s Law, was signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn. This law requires all public schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for all students in grades Pre-K – 12 and to provide training on sexual abuse prevention for all staff.
District 200 Social Workers will be providing age appropriate lessons on personal safety to all students in Pre-K through 5th grade beginning this school year. Student lessons will take place this fall and winter and will incorporate concepts and skills that are developmentally appropriate based upon grade levels.
Lessons are adapted from the Committee for Children Child Protection Curriculum and presentations are aligned with learning standards that focus on teaching students basic skills to help keep them safe from abusive or dangerous situations. Some concepts discussed during presentations include safe and unsafe touches and how to recognize, refuse and report unsafe and unwanted touches.
Information can be found on District 200’s website specifically addressing Erin’s Law, with background information and an overview of the adopted curriculum. If you do NOT wish your child to participate or if you have any questions or concerns about the Personal Safety lesson please contact your school principal.
Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to provide learning opportunities to improve the safety and well-being of our children.
The Comprehensive Health Education Act, often referred to as Erin’s Law, was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on January 24, 2013. This law requires all public schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for all students and provide training on sexual abuse prevention for staff and parents.