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     2-6-33.   Task force to study impact of sexual abuse of children. The task force shall study the impact of sexual abuse of children in the state and make a report to the Legislature on the prevalence of sexual abuse of children in the state and make policy recommendations to address the following areas:
             (1)      Methods to increase awareness of issues regarding sexual abuse of children, including warning signs that may indicate that a child is the victim of sexual abuse and the actions and language a child may use to express that they are a victim of sexual abuse;
             (2)      The actions that a child who is the victim of sexual abuse could take to obtain assistance and intervention;
             (3)      How to best provide support and assistance to children who are victims of sexual abuse;
             (4)      Policies to encourage adults to take responsibility for the protection of children from sexual abuse and to respond appropriately when sexual abuse of a child is suspected;
             (5)      Collaboration of public and private organizations to assist in the recognition and prevention of sexual abuse of children, using research and evidence based practice; and
             (6)      Any other recommendation the task force deems appropriate in addressing this issue.

Source: SL 2014, ch 13, ยง 3.


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