Abuse Prevention

School Website Abuse Prevention Info


(Sub-Tab #1): “Relevant Bills and Laws”


  • HB24 (effective immediately)
    • SACIS/CAISA transcription- Grades 6-12 must have age-appropriate discussions on sexting. The program has to define sexting. The program must outline the consequences of sexting. Programs must outline situations in which bullying and or harassment can come from sexting. The program must outline the consequences of sexting. The program must relay the importance of using the internet safely. Programs must include the contact information for individuals that can be contacted for assistance with these issues, concerns, or problems. Programs must teach students strategies for resisting peer pressure. The program must teach how to communicate in a positive manner.
  • HB3223 (Effective July 1, 2025)
    • SACIS / CAISA Transcription - Requires Schools to have a confidentiality clause regarding students. Requires each school district to have a confidentiality clause about whether or not students had obtained assistance, support, or services must be kept strictly private, except if the disclosure is allowed within certain State or Federal laws or consented to in writing by the student or the student’s parent or guardian. Requires the school may not share information about a student with any individual outside of the district. The Bill lays out that in regards to domestic violence or sexual violence the school except as permitted under State or Federal law, a school can contact the person named to be the perpetrator if the school official determines that the school office has an obligation to do so based on safety concerns or threats to the community, including the victim. The school may only contact the person named when notifying the student or the student’s parents or guardians by written notice.
  • SB818 (effective immediately)
    • SACIS/CAISA transcription - Bill must be in place in the schools by July 1, 2023. This bill states that comprehensive personal safety and health education must be provided for grades K-5. Comprehensive Sex education must be provided for grades 6-12. This bill also outlines criteria that each program must be compliant with. Age-appropriate consent education must be provided from K-12.
  • Erin’s Law (effective immediately)
    • Erin’s Law is named after childhood sexual assault survivor, author, speaker, and activist Erin Merryn, who is the founder and President of Erin’s Law, which is registered with the State of Illinois and the IRS as a 501 (c)(4) non-profit social welfare organization. Students in Pre-K - 12th grade must be taught age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and how to tell a trusted adult. School Personnel - Must have training on all aspects of child sexual abuse. Parents and Guardians - Need to know the warning signs of child sexual abuse and the resources that are available to support sexually abused children and their families.
      • Beginning July 1, 2022 “Erin’s Law” requires that all school districts, charter schools, and nonpublic schools in Illinois implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program that teaches:
      • Students in grades PreK – 12th-grade age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult
      • School personnel all about child sexual abuse
      • Parents & guardians the warning signs of child sexual abuse, plus needed assistance, referral, or resource information to support sexually abused children and their families.  (P.A. 102-0610)
  • Faith’s Law (effective immediately)
    • On December 3, 2021, the State of Illinois approved Faith’s Law, P.A. 102-0676 (HB 1976), into law. It is named after Faith Colson, a 17-year-old student at Schaumburg High School. She was a varsity athlete and a good student with lots of friends. But something else was happening to Colson: She was being groomed by a teacher to be sexually manipulated. Faith’s Law expands the criminal definition of grooming beyond electronic communications to include written communications and acts committed in person or by conduct through a third party. The legislation aims to educate teachers and school staff about grooming and how to identify the warning signs that a teacher may be sexually abusing a student.


(Sub Tab #2): “Prevention Education”


During the 2022-2023, ECCUSD enlisted the help of CAISA to provide the required preventive programming to our students. If you follow this link (CAISA Informative Letter), you'll find a detailed explanation of what CAISA is as well as the educational programming that they offer. 

Below you will also find links to the slide shows for each lesson, sorted by grade level.


2nd Step Slides (K-5):

PreK and Kindergarten Curriculum

1st-5th Grade Curriculum

 Dating Matters Slides (Jr. High):

Junior High Day 1

Junior High Day 2

Junior High Day 3