Counseling & Guidance
Mandatory Reporting - Erin's Law
Governor Robert Bentley signed Erin's Law on June 11, 2015, which requires all K-12 public schools to establish a child sexual abuse prevention instructional program for students in grades Pre-K - 12 that includes at least four developmentally appropriate lessons building on skillls learned in the previous years.
Likewise, a professional training component for school personnel on talking to students about child sexual abuse prevention, understanding the effects of child sexual abuse on children, handling of child sexual abuse disclosures, and mandatory reporting is required. The link to the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) Mandatory Interactive Training is shown below. Employees will have to register at the Web site before completing the training. At the end you will print out your certificate and give a copy to your principal. Please complete by end of school day Friday, August 10th. It will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.