Safe Children's Act
Alaska's Safe Children's ACT consists of two different pieces of legislation - also known as Erin's Law and Bree's Law. These laws stipulate that school districts in Alaska must train employees and students on sexual abuse prevention (K-12), dating violence and abuse prevention (grades 7-12).
Read the Alaska Safe Children's Act.
Safe Children's Act Task Force
The Alaska Safe Children's Act Task Force was created to provide recommendations to the Department of Education & Early Development regarding model curricula for use by school districts. Areas of focus will include:
- Suicide prevention training (for staff)
- Sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness training and prevention (staff and students K-12)
- Dating violence and abuse awareness training and prevention (staff and students grades 7-12)
- Alcohol and drug related disabilities training required for teachers and staff
- Alcohol and drug abuse education (for students K-12)
Members of the task force are:
Trevor Storrs, Alaska Children's Trust
Lauree Morton, Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Senator Berta Gardner, Alaska State Senate
Senator Anna MacKinnon, Alaska State Senate
Representative Charisse Millett, Alaska House of Representatives
Representative Bryce Edgmon, Alaska House of Representatives
Commissioner Susan McCauley (Interim), Education & Early Development
Barbara Thompson, Board of Education & Early Development
Kate Burkhart, Suicide Prevention Council
Sharity Sommer, Rasmuson Foundation
PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED!
Alaska Safe Children’s Act Task Force Report Download here