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Erin's Law/Safe @ Last Program

This curriculum resource is being introduced in District 93 in compliance with Erin’s Law  (Illinois, Public Act 96-1524) mandates that Illinois public schools provide training to certified staff on prevention of child sexual abuse. It also mandates that public school children pre-kindergarten through 12th grade be educated on how to protect themselves from sexual abuse.

The material District 93 has adopted is “Safe @ Last.”  The Safe @ Last program provides students with specific personal safety education by way of interactive classroom lessons, videos, posters, role-playing and corresponding student workbooks.  Lesson components differ according to student age, and are taught by the social worker and/or counselor at Hillside School.

Each student, K-6, in District 93 will participate in lessons utilizing the Safe @ Last curriculum. We hope all parents will partner with us to educate our children, but you do have the right to refuse participation. If you do not wish your child to participate, an opt-out form will be available for families.

Each grade level will have the lessons implemented during the second semester of the school year. Prior to the lessons in the classroom, parents will receive a letter indicating the program components for the specified grade level. An opt-out form will be made available at that time, as well. 


You may contact Hillside District 93 social worker and/or school counselor if you have questions about this new program.

Safe @ Last                   http://besafeatlast.com/safeatlast.aspx

Erin’s Law/Pillars Presentation

For 7th & 8th grade students, District 93 will host a presentation by Pillars, a non-profit organization, on “Teen Dating Violence & Healthy Relationships.” The presentation will include education on healthy relationships, safe dating practices, problem solving skills, avoidance of risky behaviors and the awareness of signs of unhealthy behaviors and patterns. Parents have the right to refuse participation for your child. Prior to the presentation, parents will receive a notification letter and an opt-out form. You may contact Hillside District 93 social worker and/or school counselor if you have questions about this presentation.
https://pillarscommunity.org

Program Components

The Safe@Last Personal Safety Program is a curriculum that focuses on giving children skills and tools needed to stay safe. Each session builds on and reinforces the skills learned in previous lessons. The children are given the opportunity to practice each learned skill. The program includes techniques such as role-playing, music, a puppet, games, stories, student activity books and videos to enhance the learning process for each individual child.  

Grade Level

Components

Kindergarten

  • Respect
  • How to Identify Safe People
  • Asking permission
  • How to Identify Strangers
  • How to Respond to Unsafe Situations
  • Safe and Unsafe Touches
  • Disclosing Unsafe Secrets
  • Assertiveness Skills

1st Grade

  • Respect
  • How to Identify Safe People and Strangers
  • Safety Rules
  • Making Safe Decisions
  • How to Respond to Unsafe Situations
  • Safe and Unsafe Touches
  • Disclosing Unsafe Secrets
  • Assertiveness
  • Responding to Getting Lost in Public Place

2nd Grade

  • Respect
  • How to Identify Safe People and Strangers
  • Boundaries
  • Choices/Consequences
  • How to Respond to Unsafe Situations
  • Safe and Unsafe Touches
  • Disclosing Unsafe Secrets
  • Assertiveness
  • What it means to Disclose
  • Telephone and Home Alone Safety

3rd Grade

  • Self-Respect
  • Assertive, Aggressive, and Passive Behaviors
  • Peer Pressure
  • Choices/Consequences
  • Safe and Unsafe Touches
  • Safe and Unsafe Secrets
  • Disclosing Unsafe Secrets
  • What it means to Disclose

4th Grade

  • Respect
  • Boundaries
  • Identifying Safe People
  • Safe and Unsafe Choices
  • Safe and Unsafe Touches
  • Safe and Unsafe Secrets
  • Steps to Personal Safety
  • Types of Lures
  • Circle of Comfort
  • What it means to Disclose

5th Grade

  • Respect
  • Assertive, Aggressive, and Passive Behaviors
  • Identifying Safe People
  • Refusal Skills
  • Goals / Consequences
  • Peer Pressure
  • Intimidation
  • Safe and Unsafe Touches
  • Safe and Unsafe Secrets
  • What it means to Disclose

6th Grade

  • Respect
  • Assertive, Aggressive, and Passive Responses
  • Boundaries
  • Internet Safety
  • Flirting
  • Harassment
  • Groomers
  • Safe and Unsafe Touches
  • Safe and Unsafe Secrets
  • What it means to Disclose