About This Series

How can caregivers help prevent and respond to sexual abuse? Global Health expert Meera Seshadri shares guidance on how to handle challenging conversations and how to navigate them in a culturally sensitive way.

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Introduction to Meera Seshadri

Meera Seshadri is a health communications specialist who works at the intersection of gender-based violence prevention and sexual health promotion. Her career revolves around adolescent communities as their goal is to increase access to sexual health resources. Seshadri provides caregivers with the tools and information to understand the effects of sexual violence and abuse on young people's mental and emotional health.

  • Introduction to Meera Seshadri
  • Displaced children are more vulnerable to sexual abuse
  • Recognize and respond to signs of sexual abuse
  • How to respond to disclosures of sexual abuse – Part 1
  • How to respond when a child discloses sexual abuse – part 2
  • Build a relationship on hope & trust
  • Enlist support & acknowledge your limitations
  • When to refer disclosures to a professional
  • How to design a healing space for children
  • Screen hires to prevent abuse of children
  • Ground rules to avoid sexual misconduct
  • Comfort children while respecting their space
  • Demonstrate openness and positivity around sexual health
  • Creative rules that promote healthy interactions
  • How to engage an affected child’s family
  • When sexual abuse is happening in the family
  • Introduction to Meera Seshadri
  • Displaced children are more vulnerable to sexual abuse
  • Recognize and respond to signs of sexual abuse
  • How to respond to disclosures of sexual abuse – Part 1
  • How to respond when a child discloses sexual abuse – part 2
  • Build a relationship on hope & trust
  • Enlist support & acknowledge your limitations
  • When to refer disclosures to a professional
  • How to design a healing space for children
  • Screen hires to prevent abuse of children
  • Ground rules to avoid sexual misconduct
  • Comfort children while respecting their space
  • Demonstrate openness and positivity around sexual health
  • Creative rules that promote healthy interactions
  • How to engage an affected child’s family
  • When sexual abuse is happening in the family

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