Thursday, May 9, 2013

Erin's Law and THE GREAT BODY SHOP

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

Monday, May 6, 2013

Time To Order Next School Year's Materials

Is your order in for the 2013/14 school year?As a way of keeping costs down for you, we print per order every June. The Student Issues and Teacher's Guides have been updated, checked for medical accuracy, and include some new articles/lessons. Prices are unchanged since 1987 - $5.50/ Student and $45.00/Teacher's Guide. What a deal!

You can download the order form from our website www.TheGreatBodyShop.net or call/e-mail Penny and she'll fax/e-mail you one right away! Give Penny a call at 800-782-7077 or send her an e-mail at Penny@TheGreatBodyShop.net

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Announcing A New Middle School Targeted Extension Activity

With the adoption of Erin's Law in Illinois, we were asked to provide a personal safety lesson for middle school. Previously we focused on dating violence at this level, which some states required. We have done a great job of providing curriculum about sexual abuse prevention K-6, and now we will be adding a middle school Targeted Extension Activity to the 2013 curriculum to help schools in Illinois be compliant with Erin's Law. 

If you have a Teacher's Edition older than 2013, you can still access that activity by registering your Middle School Level 1 Teacher's Guide and exploring the 2013 edition for Unit 4:The Cycle of Life. You can view this activity after August 2013, but we wanted to alert you to this update, so that you can be looking out for it!