This Social Story Unit, "We Don't Hurt People," teaches students that hurtful or aggressive behavior is not ok. It also teaches coping strategies that students can instead of physical aggression.
This unit includes: 1 interactive adapted book, 20 task cards for practice and review, and 16 full color coping strategies posters (Visuals) that can be displayed in a "cool-down," area or kept on a metal ring at student desks. It also includes a black and white reflection sheet that students may use to reflect on their behavior, by writing or drawing their answers.
This unit works well as a small group activity and especially with social skills groups because the activities are designed to foster conversations about using coping strategies at school instead of using physical aggression.
The adapted book provides a fun and interactive way for students of all abilities to participate in learning strategies for coping with anger and aggression.
"We don't fight. It's just not right.
And fighting really hurts.
We don't hit--we better quit.
Hitting really hurts!
"We don't pull hair--we wouldn't dare.
Pulling hair really hurts.
After the teacher or therapist has read the book with students, students can complete the task cards and discuss them as a group.
There is also a set of "Ways We Cope" posters/or visuals that are designed to serve as visual reinforcers.
If your students enjoy and benefit from these activities, there are many more adapted books in my collection. Please see the complete adapted book collection below.
Complete Adapted Books Collection
For more hands-on emotions activities, please see the following link:
Hands-On Emotions Activities
For more social skills activities, please see the link below:
Social Skills Activities
For more hands-on behavior activities, please see the following link:
Hands-On Behavior Actvities