1. School professionals have a central role in abuse identification. What percent of the cases of neglect or abuse do they report? (Note it is more than any other institution & many victims are conditioned to believe that no one can help so school professionals may be their only help.)
2. What percent of the time does a sexually abused or molested child know his or her perpetrator?
3. When do school professionals, amongst others, legally have to report if there is reasonable cause to suspect child abuse?
Answer: Any child under 18
5. What factor do you think hinders your district or other school districts from implementing a molestation or sexual abuse prevention program?
Answer: The truth is that while there may be reasons that you have postponed implementing a sexual abuse prevention program until this point, molestation and sexual abuse is having such a negative impact on our youth that we no longer can continue to avoid it.
6. Do you know what Erin’s Law is?
Answer: Erin’s Law is legislation requiring states to either study or develop age-appropriate child sexual abuse identification and prevention curricula to help children, teachers and parents recognize and identify child sexual abuse.
7. How many states have already passed Erin’s Law?
(Note: It is pending in Ohio, so get ready for it.)
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