Critical training to better protect, support, and heal vulnerable children


series: PREVENTING SEXUAL ABUSE by meera seshadri


It can be really a fun and engaging learning experience to create ground rules for the child friendly space together with the children.

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Making sure that they ask each other like, "hey, do you want a hug?" or, "hey, do you want a high five?" or "this is how we greet each other".

Making sure that there isn't any rough housing or emotional outbursts between children. That they use their words to describe their feelings or what they would like to do next.

It's a really good way to model consent for the space and give children new healthy ways to interact with each other that they may not have been exposed to before.


Meera Seshadri

Meera is a health communications specialist, researcher, and activist working at the intersection of gender-based violence prevention and sexual health promotion. She has spent over a decade working to increase access to, and utilization of, comprehensive...

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sexual health resources for adolescents in communities worldwide, developing violence prevention and education programs at Emory, Georgetown, and Harvard Universities and working as a consultant and curriculum development specialist for Soteria Solutions, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the World Bank.

She is passionate about confronting the ideological and institutional challenges that affect young people's health, wellness, and autonomy. Meera works in coalition with university, non-profit, corporate, and community stakeholders to create policies and environments that prioritize gender equity, intersectionality, and social justice.


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