"Play It Safe"

For the 2023-2024 school year The Amy Center Prevention Educator has begun teaching the "evidence based" curriculum titled "Play It Safe."

Resources for Educators

Helpful Resources Pages
Parent Pal 2
Refresher Curriculum 17
Useful Online Video Links 2

Child Abuse Statistics

  • 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before age 18
  • 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before age 18
  • 1 in 5 children are solicited sexually while on the Internet
  • 90% of abused children are abused by someone they know
  • Most young victims do not recognize their victimazation unless they are taught
  • Children rarely lie about being sexually abused. Only 1%-4% of reported cases are fabricated
  • Only 30% of child victims ever report their abuse

For Parents

The parent pal has been developed to assist parents in keeping their children safe including internet safety.


For Educators

One Teacher can realistically instruct 200 children each year while also working a regular teaching assignment. Non-teaching facilitators, using an age-specific preventive program, can teach 6,000 children each year.

Erin's Law was signed by Gov. Quinn in January 2013. This law mandates that schools educate children on sexual abuse; how to prevent, stop and report it. The Amy Center's "Play It Safe" program meets all of this criteria and more. However, we know that even with one educators, we cannot reach every child in every school every year. For that reason, we are making supplemental online educational curriculum available to educators and interested parties to assist schools with fulfilling the requirements of "Erin's Law." In addition to these available resources, you will also find a document that explains how our "Play It Safe" program meets the requirements of Erin's Law.

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