Let's Talk Relationships offers a multitude of creative ways to get young people aged 13-19 talking about positive relationships, helping them to stay safe, healthy and happy. Ideal for groups or one-to-one work, this resource features over 90 tried and tested activities.
Focusing on peer friendships, personal relationships and family dynamics, issues covered include peer pressure, relationship bullying, decision-making, managing conflict at home and family values. Activities come complete with photocopiable worksheets and include ideas for storyboard work, games, role-play and quizzes, as well as suggestions for creative projects including drama, music and art activities. They are designed to build assertiveness skills, encourage young people to make positive choices and help them to talk about their feelings. This second edition is fully updated and contains over ten new activities in each of the five sections.
This is an invaluable resource for all those working with young people, including youth workers, teachers and voluntary sector youth leaders, helping them to make sessions valuable, educational and enjoyable.
I feel sure anyone working with young people would find this a beneficial and easily accessible resource. For those working with difficult youngsters who would not fit into a group and for parents who are finding communication difficult with their teenager(s), there are many varied ideas from which they, too, could choose. -- Counselling Children and Young People
I bought Let's Talk Relationships to use with young people in Brazil who had moved from favelas in central Rio to a rural setting on the outskirts of the city. I am extremely glad I made the purchase! This book helped me throughout my time working with young people in Brazil, especially when I was asked to design a sex and relationships course. The great variety of activities, clear layout and detailed yet straightforward guidance was invaluable. The majority of activities worked really well in a cross-cultural environment. There really is something for everyone in this book! -- Sophia Davies, Youth Worker, Youth Connexions
CONTENTS: Introduction. The group. 1. Getting to know each other. 2. Friendships and peer groups. 3. Living at home. 4. Love, sex and all that. 5. Evaluation and endings. Acknowledgements.