MCVP: Crisis & Prevention offers free prevention education curriculum to schools and businesses within the greater Monadnock Region.
Why is this important?
According to SB 640, within the state of New Hampshire, schools must ensure health education is taught to students as part of their basic curriculum. The state board of education has set specific topics that must be covered including child abuse as established in the definition of “abused child” under RSA 169-C:3.
Child Abuse under RSA 169-C:3 states, “sexual abuse” means the employment, use, persuasion, inducement, enticement or coercion of any child to engage in, or having a child assist any other person to engage in any sexually explicit conduct or simulation of conduct for the creation and/or distribution of child pornography and/or pornography; or the rape, molestation, prostitution or other form of sexual exploitation of children, or incest with children. Child under this RSA refers to any person under the age of 18 years.
** indicates programs that cover RSA 169-C:3 as defined above