National Child Abuse Prevention Month

(THE BRIEFING ROOM – INDIANA STATE DEMOCRATS) INDIANAPOLIS – The governor has signed into law Sen. Rogers’ SEA 267, also  known as “Erin’s Law,” which will use educational resources to help inform students and protect them from sexual abuse. The new law will provide a platform to educate teachers and school personnel about how to identify and report suspected abuse of students, and also teach students how to respond in these types of situations. The Indiana Department of Education (DOE) will be required to work with the DCS and other organizations that specialize in child abuse to provide resources to help teachers and school personnel become better equipped to handle cases of child sexual abuse. The DOE will also be required to develop model education materials, response policies and reporting procedures for Indiana schools for grade two through grade five.



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