Be Safe: Telling About Sexual Abuse Social Story for Children, Parts 1-3
These resources, part of the Be Safe resource collection, are a series of social stories for children to help them know when and how to tell a parent or trusted adult if they have been sexually abused.
My private parts are the parts of my body that I cover with a bathing suit.
Sexual abuse is when someone wants to see or touch my private parts or wants me to see or touch theirs.
If someone wants to see or touch my private parts, I should tell the person to stop.
If someone wants to show me their private parts or wants me to touch their private parts, I should tell them to stop.
When people do these things, they may tell me that what happened is a secret.
I should not keep it a secret. I should tell my parents or an adult that I trust.
I can choose who is allowed to touch me.
If someone touches me and I don't like it, I should tell them to stop.
If someone touches me and I don't like it, I should tell my parents or an adult I trust.
If someone has hurt me, I can call 911 or talk to the police.
I should tell these people as much as I can about what happened.
I should always tell the truth.
If someone has hurt me, I should tell my parents or an adult I trust.
If that person does not help me, I should tell someone else.
I can even call 911 or the police if I was hurt.
People will ask me to talk about what happened so they can help keep me safe.
Sometimes I will go to a doctor to make sure my body is safe and healthy.
Sometimes I will talk to people about my feelings so they can help me feel better.
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.