1. Call to Order 2. Roll Call
3. Approval of Minutes
4. Presentation regarding establishing educational and training guidelines for schools to address child sexual abuse. Several states have recently enacted “Erin’s Law” first proffered in Illinois, which mandates the state schools to educate teachers and others for the signs of sexual abuse, proper protocols regarding suspected sexual abuse and to also establish guidelines for age appropriate training of school age children on what is sexual abuse and what to do when it occurs.
~Emily Chittenden-Laird, Executive Director, West Virginia Child Advocacy Network, presentation on background and need for legislation.
~Don Chapman, Assistant Director of Office of Health Schools, Department of Education to discuss the agency’s current efforts on educating kids on sexual abuse.
5. Other Business