Wyoming lawmakers advance child sex abuse education
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposed bill that would authorize school districts in Wyoming to provide age-appropriate education about child sexual abuse to students has been endorsed by a legislative committee.
Senate File 93 won unanimous approval from the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday and now goes to the full Senate for debate.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that Democratic Sen. Liisa Anselmi-Dalton, of Rock Springs, presented the bill to the committee, saying the goal is to instruct children on how to deal with sex abuse.
The proposal would authorize school districts to provide training for teachers and information for parents to help spot warning signs of child sexual abuse.
Similar legislation has passed in 31 states, and another 16 are considering it.
Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com