Supporters also argue the curriculum would give children the skills they need to identify sexual violence and how to respond to it, which could help them avoid situations involving abuse or assault.
According to the Rape, Assault & Incest National Network, “one in nine girls and one in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult.”
“I stand here as a victim,” said Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Bow, at an earlier House debate. “If I had known then what I know now, I would not be living through the historical trauma that I have to live through everyday.”
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