LCCC Enactus Student Group Creates Video PSA in Support of “Erin’s Law”

LCCC Enactus Team

The Lorain County Community College Enactus Team, a volunteer student group, has created a video PSA for use on social media in support of “Erin’s Law” which would require that all public schools implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program for pupils in grades K-6.

The Lorain County Community College Enactus Team, a volunteer student group, has created a video PSA for use on social media in support of “Erin’s Law” which would require that all public schools implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program for pupils in grades K-6.

“Erin’s Law” – House Bill 437 – was recently introduced into the Ohio Legislature and LCCC Enactus members hope their video PSA will encourage legislators to support the bill.

“Our team will continuously fight against child sexual abuse,” said LCCC Enactus member Brandon Harris. “And we will take all necessary measures to ensure that ‘Erin’s Law’ becomes law in Ohio.”

The proposed law would require that prevention programs provide age-appropriate curriculum about child sexual abuse and what to do if a child is being abused. Additionally it would also provide an awareness program for parents and guardians to understand the warning signs of child sexual abuse, and provide assistance for victims and their families.  Under “Erin’s Law,” school personnel will be required to attend in-service training on the subject.

As of March 2014, “Erin’s Law” has been passed in 10 states and is pending in 17 others. “Our main objective for this project is clear; that Ohio needs ‘Erin’s Law’ as a part of its legislation,” Harris said.

“Erin’s Law” is an initiative started by Erin Merryn who was sexually abused at the age of six and then again at 11. After years of abuse and being labeled as a “problem child” in high school Erin decided to speak out about her abuse during her senior year of high school. From that moment on, she made it her mission to create a piece of legislation that would incorporate CSA education into all schools across the U.S.

“Last year, we hosted a meeting about ‘Erin’s Law,’ which was attended by representatives from local school districts, various child advocacy centers, and our college’s administration. From this meeting we created a core team of 17 individuals that would facilitate in helping to get this bill passed in Ohio,” Harris said

Efforts by both LCCC Enactus and Erin Merryn to enlist the aid of Ohio legislators were successful and the bill was drafted and introduced as House Bill 437 in February.

“With bi-partisan support, the bill has a greater chance of success throughout the legislative process,” Harris said. “However we must create sustainability throughout the legislative process and gain statewide support for the bill, which will keep momentum behind it and ensure it is on the mind of all Ohioans.”

To help promote the importance of  “Erin’s Law,” LCCC Enactus created the video PSA to raise awareness about child sexual abuse as a social epidemic. They introduced the PSA onto social media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. As of mid-March the video has achieved over 400 hits on Youtube.

The impact of this bill once passed will provide all children in the state of Ohio with education on “How to Get Away, How to Tell Today” and “Good Touch, Bad Touch,” he noted.  “t will ensure that all children will be able to find their own voice to speak up if they are being abused or provide support to those children who have been a victim of CSA,” Harris said.

LCCC Enactus members who worked on this project were: Brandon Harris, Shufan Dong, Corey Drake, Xi Guo, Elizabeth Markiewicz, and Jessika Petersen along with Marketing students, Rock Bolton Andrew Greene, Matt Eckhardt, and Sean Delahunty) and faculty advisor, Professor Maria McConnell.

To view the PSA, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx5Y4yk9tEA.

LCCC Enactus Student Group Creates Video PSA in Support of “Erin’s Law”

LCCC Enactus Team

The Lorain County Community College Enactus Team, a volunteer student group, has created a video PSA for use on social media in support of “Erin’s Law” which would require that all public schools implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program for pupils in grades K-6.

The Lorain County Community College Enactus Team, a volunteer student group, has created a video PSA for use on social media in support of “Erin’s Law” which would require that all public schools implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program for pupils in grades K-6.

“Erin’s Law” – House Bill 437 – was recently introduced into the Ohio Legislature and LCCC Enactus members hope their video PSA will encourage legislators to support the bill.

“Our team will continuously fight against child sexual abuse,” said LCCC Enactus member Brandon Harris. “And we will take all necessary measures to ensure that ‘Erin’s Law’ becomes law in Ohio.”

The proposed law would require that prevention programs provide age-appropriate curriculum about child sexual abuse and what to do if a child is being abused. Additionally it would also provide an awareness program for parents and guardians to understand the warning signs of child sexual abuse, and provide assistance for victims and their families.  Under “Erin’s Law,” school personnel will be required to attend in-service training on the subject.

As of March 2014, “Erin’s Law” has been passed in 10 states and is pending in 17 others. “Our main objective for this project is clear; that Ohio needs ‘Erin’s Law’ as a part of its legislation,” Harris said.

“Erin’s Law” is an initiative started by Erin Merryn who was sexually abused at the age of six and then again at 11. After years of abuse and being labeled as a “problem child” in high school Erin decided to speak out about her abuse during her senior year of high school. From that moment on, she made it her mission to create a piece of legislation that would incorporate CSA education into all schools across the U.S.

“Last year, we hosted a meeting about ‘Erin’s Law,’ which was attended by representatives from local school districts, various child advocacy centers, and our college’s administration. From this meeting we created a core team of 17 individuals that would facilitate in helping to get this bill passed in Ohio,” Harris said

Efforts by both LCCC Enactus and Erin Merryn to enlist the aid of Ohio legislators were successful and the bill was drafted and introduced as House Bill 437 in February.

“With bi-partisan support, the bill has a greater chance of success throughout the legislative process,” Harris said. “However we must create sustainability throughout the legislative process and gain statewide support for the bill, which will keep momentum behind it and ensure it is on the mind of all Ohioans.”

To help promote the importance of  “Erin’s Law,” LCCC Enactus created the video PSA to raise awareness about child sexual abuse as a social epidemic. They introduced the PSA onto social media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. As of mid-March the video has achieved over 400 hits on Youtube.

The impact of this bill once passed will provide all children in the state of Ohio with education on “How to Get Away, How to Tell Today” and “Good Touch, Bad Touch,” he noted.  “t will ensure that all children will be able to find their own voice to speak up if they are being abused or provide support to those children who have been a victim of CSA,” Harris said.

LCCC Enactus members who worked on this project were: Brandon Harris, Shufan Dong, Corey Drake, Xi Guo, Elizabeth Markiewicz, and Jessika Petersen along with Marketing students, Rock Bolton Andrew Greene, Matt Eckhardt, and Sean Delahunty) and faculty advisor, Professor Maria McConnell.

To view the PSA, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx5Y4yk9tEA.

LCCC Enactus Student Group Creates Video PSA in Support of “Erin’s Law”

LCCC Enactus Team

The Lorain County Community College Enactus Team, a volunteer student group, has created a video PSA for use on social media in support of “Erin’s Law” which would require that all public schools implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program for pupils in grades K-6.

The Lorain County Community College Enactus Team, a volunteer student group, has created a video PSA for use on social media in support of “Erin’s Law” which would require that all public schools implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program for pupils in grades K-6.

“Erin’s Law” – House Bill 437 – was recently introduced into the Ohio Legislature and LCCC Enactus members hope their video PSA will encourage legislators to support the bill.

“Our team will continuously fight against child sexual abuse,” said LCCC Enactus member Brandon Harris. “And we will take all necessary measures to ensure that ‘Erin’s Law’ becomes law in Ohio.”

The proposed law would require that prevention programs provide age-appropriate curriculum about child sexual abuse and what to do if a child is being abused. Additionally it would also provide an awareness program for parents and guardians to understand the warning signs of child sexual abuse, and provide assistance for victims and their families.  Under “Erin’s Law,” school personnel will be required to attend in-service training on the subject.

As of March 2014, “Erin’s Law” has been passed in 10 states and is pending in 17 others. “Our main objective for this project is clear; that Ohio needs ‘Erin’s Law’ as a part of its legislation,” Harris said.

“Erin’s Law” is an initiative started by Erin Merryn who was sexually abused at the age of six and then again at 11. After years of abuse and being labeled as a “problem child” in high school Erin decided to speak out about her abuse during her senior year of high school. From that moment on, she made it her mission to create a piece of legislation that would incorporate CSA education into all schools across the U.S.

“Last year, we hosted a meeting about ‘Erin’s Law,’ which was attended by representatives from local school districts, various child advocacy centers, and our college’s administration. From this meeting we created a core team of 17 individuals that would facilitate in helping to get this bill passed in Ohio,” Harris said

Efforts by both LCCC Enactus and Erin Merryn to enlist the aid of Ohio legislators were successful and the bill was drafted and introduced as House Bill 437 in February.

“With bi-partisan support, the bill has a greater chance of success throughout the legislative process,” Harris said. “However we must create sustainability throughout the legislative process and gain statewide support for the bill, which will keep momentum behind it and ensure it is on the mind of all Ohioans.”

To help promote the importance of  “Erin’s Law,” LCCC Enactus created the video PSA to raise awareness about child sexual abuse as a social epidemic. They introduced the PSA onto social media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. As of mid-March the video has achieved over 400 hits on Youtube.

The impact of this bill once passed will provide all children in the state of Ohio with education on “How to Get Away, How to Tell Today” and “Good Touch, Bad Touch,” he noted.  “t will ensure that all children will be able to find their own voice to speak up if they are being abused or provide support to those children who have been a victim of CSA,” Harris said.

LCCC Enactus members who worked on this project were: Brandon Harris, Shufan Dong, Corey Drake, Xi Guo, Elizabeth Markiewicz, and Jessika Petersen along with Marketing students, Rock Bolton Andrew Greene, Matt Eckhardt, and Sean Delahunty) and faculty advisor, Professor Maria McConnell.

To view the PSA, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx5Y4yk9tEA.

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