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Child Sexual Abuse - Erin’s Law Info and Materials

Erin’s Law requires that all public schools in Illinois implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches:

  • Students in grades preK – 12th grade, age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult
  • School personnel all about child sexual abuse
  • Parents & guardians the warning signs of child sexual abuse, plus needed assistance, referral or resource information to support sexually abused children and their families

Books used by Safe Passage in Erin’s Law implementation

  • An Exceptional Children’s Guide to Touch: Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids. Hunter Monasco
  • Your Body Belongs to You. Cornelia Spelman
  • I Said NO! Zach and Kimberly King
  • Fred the Fox Shouts “NO!” Tatiana Y. Kisil Matthews
  • Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept. Jayneen Sanders

In addition to these books, Safe Passage and school staff work with students in the following ways:

  • Identify 5-10 safe adults
  • Discuss the need to help a friend if he/she discloses abuse is happening to them
  • Encourage students to keep telling adults until the abuse stops
  • Provide crisis intervention