Toolkit offers distance learning-adapted guidance for preventing student abuse and bullying
Monday, May 11, 2020
A new toolkit offers distance learning-adapted resources to prevent child abuse, bullying and sexual violence and to promote student mental health.
The Oregon Department of Education created the toolkit to help schools implement Erin’s Law during school closures. The law, passed in 2015, requires public schools to offer age-appropriate instruction to prevent abuse and to involve parents.
The toolkit has specific lessons for K-12 with distance learning adaptations, suggestions for creating a safe and supportive environment for Erin’s Law lessons, and resources for engaging with parents and caregivers.