Social Stories

Social stories are visual ways to help explain complex ideas to children and people who need concrete, visual explanations. The stories are free to print and use. 

Below are descriptions of the contents of each social story. Click the title to go to view and download.

Child Welfare Cases
This story helps answer the following questions:

  • What should I expect if my family is involved in child welfare court preceedings?
  • What is a Guardian ad Litem or Court Appointed Special Advocate?
  • Do I have to go to court to testify?
     

Confidentiality
This story helps answer the following questions:

  • Why do I need a lawyer?
  • Will my lawyer keep our conversations private?
  • Why should I talk to my lawyer?
  • What does confidential mean?

Divorce & Custody
This story helps answer the following questions:

  • What is divorce?
  • How do lawyers, judges and mediators help my parents and me?
  • What is custoday?
  • How can a guardian ad-litem or therapist help me?

General Litigation
This story helps answer the following questions:

  • What will it be like going to court?
  • What does my attorney do?
  • What does the judge do?
  • What if I don't understand or I'm scared?

Guardianship
This story helps answer the following questions:

  • What does a guardian do?
  • How do I get a guardian?
  • What happens at a guardianship hearing?

Juvenile Justice
This story helps answer the following questions:

  • What happens when I go to the Juvenile Justice Center?
  • How can my attorney help me?
  • What will it be like in the courtroom?