Be Safe: What is Trauma Social Story
This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection focused on the prevention of sexual abuse and assault, provides information in a visual format on what is trauma.
If something really bad happens to me, I might have a lot of bad feelings.
When something bad happens, and I feel bad about it, this is called trauma.
When something bad happens, I might feel scared.
When something bad happens, I might feel angry.
When something bad happens, I might feel worried.
When something bad happens, I might feel tired all the time.
Sometimes I might want to be alone.
When something bad happens, it might be hard for me to think.
If something bad happens, I should practice ways of telling people how I feel.
If something bad happens, I can practice ways of feeling better.
Trauma can take a long time to get better.
I should remember that the trauma is not my fault.
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.