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Erin's Law Presentations

In compliance with State law, a program on child sexual abuse awareness and prevention will be presented to students on December 13, 2019. The presentations will be made by members of the Shabonee Social Work / Counseling Department.

The program is being scheduled in response to Erin’s Law, a State law requiring that all public schools implement a sexual abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades K-12. For additional information about Erin’s Law, please visit

The presentations will cover the following topics:

  • Safe touch, unsafe touch, confusing touches
  • Private body parts (parts of the body covered by a bathing suit)
  • Good and bad secrets
  • Saying “no” to unwanted touches
  • Safety steps and reporting

The presentations are designed to empower and educate children in a developmentally appropriate, child-friendly manner. If you do not wish for your child to participate in this program, please email Shabonee Principal, Dr. Panozzo, informing him of your request to have your child excluded. A confirmation acknowledgment of your request will be sent.