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Erin's Law
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Thursday, August 11, 2016
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                                                                    ERIN’S LAW

Erin’s Law is named after childhood sexual assault survivor, author, speaker and activist Erin Merryn, who is the founder and President of Erin’s Law, which is registered with the State of Illinois and the IRS as a 501 (c)(4) non-profit social welfare organization.

After Erin introduced the legislation in her home state of Illinois, the bill was named “Erin’s Law” after her by legislators and it has caught on nationwide.

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

     1. Students in grades preK – 12th grade, age-appropriate techniques to recognize  child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult

     2. School personnel all about child sexual abuse

     3. Parents & guardians the warning signs of child sexual abuse, plus needed assistance, referral or resource information to support sexually abused children and their families

 

Rehobeth High School wants our parents, students and community to be aware of the dangers of abuse. Please stay involved in your child’s activities and be active in the community to stop abuse. Our entire school community will be discussing and become familiar with Erin’s Law and hope to increase awareness throughout our school of the importance of preventing sexual abuse.

 

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