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Resource Guide

In addition to the lessons found within GERI books, you can find more learning tools through these great resources online. Parents, caregivers, teachers and youth can turn to these resources for lessons about consent, healthy relationships and preventing violence.

Online Resources

Amaze is an organization that provides free age-appropriate and medically accurate sex education information. Videos range in topics from where babies come from to engaging in safe sex. Amaze offers parents fun videos and tips to help turn what seems like a difficult topic into an easy conversation.

Sex Positive Families is an informative website where you can find vast knowledge on raising children to be sexually healthy and shame-free about sex and sexual development. They also have blogs, videos, webinars and books by both experts and parents.

Teaching Tolerance offers teachers, educators and students materials on creating lesson plans based on social justice themes. The website offers free shortened lesson plans for preschool to high school-aged students as well as webinars on different social justice topics.

Video Resources

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime – Nadine Burke Harris

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just “get over” as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and growing up with parents who struggle with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the brain’s development. This unfolds across a lifetime — in fact, those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. In this video, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris calls for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma head-on.

Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault Reveal an Important Truth

Content warning for mentions and descriptions of sexual assault.

This PSA aims to expand the public’s idea of what a survivor looks like through a creative and unexpected twist: after five women read first-hand accounts of sexual abuse or assault, it is revealed to both the women and the viewer that these stories belong to men, and that the men are present at the filming. Each woman and man then have a candid conversation about what it means to acknowledge and support men who have had these experiences.

A Call to Men
– Tony Porter

Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don’t “act like a man.” Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the “man box.”

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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 help with these issues, please see our list of community resources.