This section applies to you if you own your mobile home and rent a lot in a mobile home park. Also, these "Rights of Maine Renters" articles apply to you:
Consent is when you give permission for something to happen. Consent is an important part of sex. A person’s consent to a sexual activity should be:
Consent to one activity or in one situation does not mean you automatically consent to a different activity or a different situation. When a sexual activity happens without consent, the law often considers it sexual assault.
Sexual assault affects many members of the LGBTQ+ community. Many Maine organizations work to serve the needs of LGBTQ+ survivors.
If you have been affected by sexual violence, you can contact the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA) by calling the Statewide Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Line at 1-800-871-7741.
How do I know if my child’s sexualized behavior is normal or a sign of abuse?
Some child sexualized behavior is normal. Other behavior may be a sign of abuse. Here are some resources that may help you know the difference:
If you (or your child) have been sexually assaulted at school, there are laws that can help protect you. One of the most important laws is called Title IX (Title Nine).
Title IX says that schools that get federal funding cannot discriminate based on sex. This includes almost all elementary schools, high schools, and colleges. Title IX says that sexual harassment and sexual violence are types of discrimination. A Title IX complaint can help protect you if you have experienced sexual harassment or violence at school.