Be Safe: Why Do People Abuse Others Social Story

Overview

This resource, part of the Be Safe collection, is a social story that explains some of the reasons why people abuse other people.

A boy wearing a backpack stands next to a frowning girl with her hands on her hips facing away from him.

Sometimes people abuse others because they have trouble making friends.

A boy with an angry look on his face and crossed arms stands in the center of the image.

Sometimes people abuse others because they don’t like themselves very much.

A girl explains to a boy,

Sometimes people abuse others because they don’t know the rules about private parts being private.

A girl explains to a boy,

Sometimes people abuse others because they don’t know it will hurt the other person.

A smiling boy says to a girl,

Sometimes people abuse others because they think it will stay a secret

A girl tells her father,

If someone abuses me, I should tell an adult that I trust.

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This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.