Governor Pat Quinn, of Illinois, signed into law House Bill 6193 (Erin’s Law) on January 24, 2013 mandating sexual abuse education and prevention curriculum in public schools statewide for students in pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Erin's Law is currently in effect in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Maine, and Missouri. It is pending in Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New Your, and Pennsylvania.
If your state requires sexual abuse prevention, know that THE GREAT BODY SHOP has been providing lessons and skill development in that very area - for years! Working with child sexual assault experts, The Children's Health Market created developmentally appropriate lessons on safe, unsafe and confusing touches, how to respond to child abuse, and how to report it for Kindergarten through Middle School.
Recently, we have been conducting workshops and professional development on "Erin's Law and THE GREAT BODY SHOP", describing to teachers and administrators how our curriculum meets the intent and goals of is very important legislation. Teachers are given the opportunity to review and practice the lessons that target the content and skills needed in this vital prevention effort. If you would like more information on how we can help your district, please contact us at Info@TheGreatBodyShop.net.
If you would like to read more about this national initiative, visit: www.erinslaw.org