Telling – lesson plan

Students learn about the barriers to disclosing abuse and role-play disclosing abuse to a trusted adult.

Original author:
University of the Sunshine Coast
Time required:
80 minutes
School years 3-5
Relates to these Orbit sections:
Chapter 3, Speak Up mini-game
Relates to these Orbit key concepts:
Barriers to Telling, Telling & Keep on Telling, “Need to Tell” situations, Trusted Adults
Curricular area:
Health and Physical Education, Personal and Social Capability
Content types:
Lesson plan
role-play, puppet, barriers to disclosure, disclosure, trusted adult

Purpose: To help students learn about the barriers that make disclosing sexual abuse difficult for a child, to contemplate the ideal qualities of a trusted adult and to role-play telling trusted adults about an fictional abusive situation.

Resource Files:

Telling lesson plan