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Community Health: Education, Prevention and Inspiration

Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Child Sexual Abuse

Posted by Tammi A. Tannura -

Protecting children from sexual abuse is a concern for every parent. The goal of teaching children about sexual abuse is to increase their ability to recognize abuse without giving them the idea that they are responsible for keeping themselves safe. Defining Child Sexual Abuse The Darkness to Light Organization defines child sexual abuse in 4 distinct ways:...

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Illinois Senate Passes Bill to Amend Communicable Disease Prevention Act

Posted by Tammi A. Tannura -

On May 23, 2013, the Illinois Senate passed a bill amending the Communicable Disease Prevention Act. In 1987, the Act was signed into law, requiring local health departments to report a child's HIV status to the school principal. Principals then had the authority to share a child's HIV status with other school personnel on an "as needed" basis. The 1987 law created a barrier between you...

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