Thank you advocates! Three of the Women's Fund's priority bills (or substitute bills) passed during the 110th General Assembly, making real progress in moving Tennessee from 49 to One.
SB1510/HB2164 - Family Life Curriculum - This bill requires instruction on the detection, intervention, prevention, and treatment of child sexual abuse as part of a family life curriculum. In the 49 to One report, states are measured on the kind of sex education that is provided to students in schools. This is a critical first step in making sure that Tennessee students are being taught how to protect themselves and others, but there is still work to be done to improve the status of sex education in our state.
SB1949/HB1961 - Suicide Mortality Review and Prevention Act - This bill forms and implements state-based suicide mortality reviews to institute the systemic changes needed