This handout helps children and youth, (including those who are neurodiverse), identify who their "Trusted" or "Safe" adult is.
Ask the student to reflect on who they feel safe talking to, and who they would trust to talk about scary or difficult situations, or if they had questions about their bodies.
Give examples of trusted adults, "Maybe your parent, or your doctor? Maybe an Aunt or Grandparent? Maybe the school counselor?
Invite the students, (and any adults in the room), to participate in drawing a picture of their trusted adult, and writing the adult's name below. For those who are uncomfortable drawing, they might want to write about their trusted adult, instead.
Allot a few minutes for the activity, then go around the circle, and have everyone share who their trusted adult is, and why they chose that person.
This is a good time to reinforce, that if anything scary happens, or happens to their bodies, they must tell their trusted adult, and if that trusted adult doesn't help them, tell another trusted adult, until they find one who will help them.
This exercise helps children know who to talk to when we cover Safe vs. Unsafe touch.