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Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention   

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(a) A school district may provide sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention education.

(b) For purposes of this section, "sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention education" means instruction on the prevalence and nature of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, strategies to reduce their risk, techniques to set healthy boundaries, and how to safely report an incident.

(c) A parent or guardian of a pupil has the right to excuse his or her child from all or part of sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention education, and assessments related to that education.

(d) The department may make available on the department's Internet Web site resources on sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention for professional learning purposes, and relevant materials for parents and guardians of pupils.

(e) A school district is encouraged to collaborate with law enforcement on intervention programs for high-risk pupils and minors.

(f) In-service training may be conducted periodically to enable school district personnel to learn about new developments in the understanding of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, and to receive instruction on current prevention efforts and methods. A school district is encouraged to include training on early identification of sexual abuse and sex trafficking of pupils and minors.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 713, Sec. 3.)