After Erin’s Law was passed in 2011 Victor Pacini developed a child safety program to inform kids about the law without using “scary” language, children in the program will never hear the term sexual assault, instead, safe touching and unsafe touching are used for better understanding at the elementary school level.
“It’s my sole purpose to help children create that confident voice, value that voice, and share that voice with the world. My unique ability is to take difficult topics and teach children to understand them in a delicate, appropriate, and fun manner. My goal is to bring you peace of mind knowing your children are learning “Erin’s Law” appropriately,” says Pacini.
Pacini presented the parent version of his program at a recent Parent University. Attendees got a first-hand look at the program and the value of their student going through it to learn about the law to keep them safe.
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. After Erin introduced the legislation in her home state of Illinois, the bill was named “Erin’s Law” after her by legislators and it has caught on nationwide. “Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which 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