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Parent Tool Kit

The Parent Tool Kit helps parents and caregivers understand the purpose of the Gender Equity Reading Initiative (GERI). This tool kit includes resources and tips to give you more confidence talking to your child about the subjects in GERI books. To download the Spanish version of the Parent Toolkit, click the button below.

Content Warning

We know that some of the books we include contain stories that show different types of harm. Our goal is not to show or promote violence simply for entertainment, but we also know that violence is a reality in our world. Many of our community members face violence day-to-day. GERI shares these stories to help readers handle and talk about the violence in their own lives. As part of Safe Haven Ministries, we want to help readers talk about hard topics like sexual assault, domestic violence, and other forms of violence. We know that these issues deeply impact our community. 

When you’re reading, remember your own self-care. When something you read is too much, stop reading, take a break, and reach out to someone you trust to talk about why you feel overwhelmed.

Handling Disclosures

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Talking with Teens About Consent

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Rules to Share with Kids About their Private Parts

Once a child knows how to name their genitals and other parts…

What I Just Read Has Triggered Me!

Reading about any sort of violence can be hard. If you have experienced…

Safe, Unsafe and Unwanted Touches

Helping children recognize ways to communicate their feelings is one of the many ways we can keep them safe.

The Basics Of Consent

Consent is permission or an agreement for something to happen. Consent needs to be clear.

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Community Resources

The Gender Equity Reading Initiative works to prevent domestic and sexual violence with the help of many community partners. For more resources and help with these issues, please explore our list of community resources.