Comprehensive Sexual Health Education (CSHE)
Washington state updated policies in 2020 requiring comprehensive sexual health education is provided to students in grades 4–12. Research shows that CSHE is a protective factor in sexual abuse prevention. When young people are taught that no one has the right to touch them without their consent, they are more likely to tell a trusted adult if that ever happens. Additionally, teaching about boundary setting and affirmative consent has been shown to have a positive correlation with forming healthy relationships later in life.