Maine - HE K-12 curriculum—violence prevention (HS): Curricula

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State law addresses violence prevention.

Maine Revised Statues 20-A 254 Educational duties

A. No later than July 1, 2016, the commissioner, in consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services,organizations that have expertise in child sexual abuse prevention education and organizations representing school boards, administrators, teachers and parents, shall develop a model policy based on nationally recognized best practices that includes:

  • (1) Child sexual abuse response and reporting procedures;

  • (2) Child sexual abuse awareness training and prevention education for school personnel;

  • (3) Age-appropriate child sexual abuse prevention education for students, aligned to the system of learning results established pursuant to section 6209 and delivered by qualified instructors;

  • (4) School response and reporting procedures; and

  • (5) Resources a victim of child sexual abuse or nonoffending caregivers of a victim of child sexual abuse may access for services and support.

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