Entries by GERI

Handling Disclosures

It is difficult to imagine that anyone would want to harm a child. But the truth is that there are many people who will. About 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before they turn 18. Sometimes, talking to children about topics addressed in the GERI books can lead to a child opening up about […]

Gender-Specific Conversations About Consent

Conversations about consent can be different depending on gender. Traditionally, much of the conversation around consent has emphasized that girls must do everything within their power to say no. They must be on high alert and do their very best to not become a victim of assault. On the other hand, conversations about consent that […]

Talking with Teens About Consent

What Do Teens Know About Consent? One effective strategy to talk to young adults about consent is to ask questions about things they already know. This demonstrates that you trust them and believe they are capable of having conversations on these topics. Ask questions like: Have you learned about consent? Do you know what it […]

Rules to Share with Kids About their Private Parts

Once a child knows how to name their genitals and other parts of their body, share these rules that help keep them safe. Explain it with this acronym that’s easy for children to remember: PANTS P – Privates are private. A – Always remember, your body belongs to you. N – No means no. T […]

What I Just Read Has Triggered Me!

Reading about any sort of violence can be hard. If you have experienced violence or abuse, it can be especially difficult to talk to your child(ren) about topics that remind you of your own abuse. What Are Triggers? A trigger is a connection to a traumatic event that may cause a deep and emotional reaction. […]