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Erin's Law

In compliance with State law, a program on child sexual abuse awareness and prevention will be presented to children in District 27. Shabonee students will participate in the program on Friday, March 12, 2021. The presentations will be made by Childhood Victories, a local agency that provides age-appropriate sexual abuse education and prevention.

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. The presentations by Childhood Victories will cover the following topics, by grade level:

Hickory Point K-2 

  • Safe touch, unsafe touch, confusing touches
  • Private body parts (parts of the body covered by a bathing suit)
  • Touching rule
  • Three safety step rules
  • Good and bad secrets

Shabonee 3-5 

  • Safe touch, unsafe touch, confusing touches
  • Saying “no” to unwanted touches
  • Safety steps
  • Private body parts
  • Touching rule
  • Secrets

Wood Oaks 6-8

  • Child sexual abuse (explanations and myths/facts)
  • Empowerment
  • How to say “no”
  • Who to tell

For additional information about Erin’s Law, please visit

These 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, before March 10, 2021 informing him of your request to have your child excluded from the Erin’s Law presentation. A confirmation acknowledgment of your request will be sent.