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Erin’s Law Effective Immediately At Illinois Public Schools

Posted by Sandra On January - 24 - 2013

quinn-erins-law“Erin’s Law” Mandates Sexual Abuse Awareness Programs in All Illinois Schools

Law goes into effect immediately and schools will have to implement it starting next school year

Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday signed a new law extending sexual abuse education in Illinois schools. “Erin’s Law” is named after Schaumburg native and activist Erin Merryn. Sexually abused as a child, Merryn said she’s convinced she would have spoken out much earlier if she had been taught at a young age about the threat. Instead, she endured abuse at the hands of a neighbor and older cousin for years before seeking help. READ MORE HERE


By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
Educate Yourself--Learn the Facts--It may Just Save a Child's Life!!

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