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

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State law addresses violence prevention.

2017 Maryland Education Code 7-411.1 Dating violence and diabetes treatment and prevention lessions in health educaiton curriculum

(a) In general. -- The State Board shall encourage the county boards to incorporate age-appropriate lessons on dating violence, diabetes and its treatment and prevention, oral disease prevention, and dental health promotion into the county boards' health education curriculum.

2017 Maryland Education Code 7-439 Awareness and prevention of sexual abuse and assault program

(b) Development and implementation. --

  • (1) The State Board and each nonpublic school in the State shall develop and implement a program of age-appropriate education on the awareness and prevention of sexual abuse and assault.
  • (2) The program required under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be:
    • (i) Taught by a teacher who is trained to provide instruction on the awareness and prevention of sexual abuse and assault; and
    • (ii) Incorporated into the health curriculum of each county board and each nonpublic school.
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