Delaware - HE K-12 curriculum—violence prevention (ES): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law addresses violence prevention.

Delaware Administrative Code 14-800-851 Comprehensive Health Education Program

1.1.7 Inclusion of an evidence-based tobacco, alcohol, drug and interpersonal violence prevention program.


Delaware Code 4163 Child abuse and child safety awareness, prevention, detection, and reporting

(b) Educational programming.-- The Child Protection Accountability Commission and the Division of Family Services of the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families shall identify and maintain educational programming to be used by each school district and charter school for informing school district and charter school employees, students, and parents about personal body safety and child abuse and about how to detect and report child abuse. The educational programming must include all of the following:

  • (1) Training and education for school district and charter school employees that is evidence-based, whenever available, in order to raise awareness of issues regarding personal body safety, child abuse, and child safety. Such training and education must include the warning signs indicating that a child may be a victim of sexual abuse and other forms of child abuse, techniques for responding when child abuse is suspected or disclosed, and the employee's mandatory reporting requirement under § 903 of Title 16.

  • (2) Evidence-based age-appropriate instruction for students enrolled in grades pre-kindergarten through 6 that is related to personal body safety and child sexual abuse. Such instruction shall include information on the difference between appropriate and inappropriate conduct and the actions that a child may take to be protected from sexual abuse. Such instruction shall be designed to build on skills learned the previous year.


Delaware Code 4163 Child abuse and child safety awareness, prevention, detection, and reporting

(b) Educational programming.-- The Child Protection Accountability Commission and the Division of Family Services of the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families shall identify and maintain educational programming to be used by each school district and charter school for informing school district and charter school employees, students, and parents about personal body safety and child abuse and about how to detect and report child abuse. The educational programming must include all of the following:

  • (1) Training and education for school district and charter school employees that is evidence-based, whenever available, in order to raise awareness of issues regarding personal body safety, child abuse, and child safety. Such training and education must include the warning signs indicating that a child may be a victim of sexual abuse and other forms of child abuse, techniques for responding when child abuse is suspected or disclosed, and the employee's mandatory reporting requirement under § 903 of Title 16.

  • (2) Evidence-based, whenever available, age-appropriate instruction for students enrolled in grades pre-kindergarten through 6 that is related to personal body safety and sexual abuse and other forms of child abuse. Such instruction shall include information on the difference between appropriate and inappropriate conduct and the actions that a child may take to be protected from sexual abuse and other forms of child abuse. Such instruction shall be designed to build on skills learned the previous year.

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