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Be Safe: Telling About Sexual Abuse Social Story for Children, Parts 1-3

Overview

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.

Part 1

A girl and a boy stand wearing bathing suits in the center of the image.

My private parts are the parts of my body that I cover with a bathing suit.

A smiling man touches a boy's arm with his hand.

Sexual abuse is when someone wants to see or touch my private parts or wants me to see or touch theirs.

A man touches a boy's arm with his hand. The boy says,

If someone wants to see or touch my private parts, I should tell the person to stop.

A man with his pants pulled down says to a boy,

If someone wants to show me their private parts or wants me to touch their private parts, I should tell them to stop.

A man says to a worried boy,

When people do these things, they may tell me that what happened is a secret.

A worried mother says to her son,

I should not keep it a secret. I should tell my parents or an adult that I trust.

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Part 2

A smiling boy stands in the center of the image.

I can choose who is allowed to touch me.

A boy says,

If someone touches me and I don't like it, I should tell them to stop.

A boy says to his parents,

If someone touches me and I don't like it, I should tell my parents or an adult I trust.

A police officer asks a boy,

If someone has hurt me, I can call 911 or talk to the police.

A police asks a boy,

I should tell these people as much as I can about what happened.

A boy is next to a police officer, who says,

I should always tell the truth.

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Part 3

A mother says to her daughter,

If someone has hurt me, I should tell my parents or an adult I trust.

A mom says to her daughter,

If that person does not help me, I should tell someone else.

A cell phone with

I can even call 911 or the police if I was hurt.

A police officer says to a girl,

People will ask me to talk about what happened so they can help keep me safe.

A girl stands next to a doctor who says,

Sometimes I will go to a doctor to make sure my body is safe and healthy.

A woman says to a girl,

Sometimes I will talk to people about my feelings so they can help me feel better.

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Telling About Sexual Abuse Part 1 pdf Download file: Telling About Sexual Abuse
Telling About Sexual Abuse Part 2 pdf Download file: Telling About Sexual Abuse
Telling About Sexual Abuse Part 3 pdf Download file: Telling About Sexual Abuse

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.