This two-book Talkabout series is a comprehensive resource for therapists, educators and support staff who deliver relationship and sex education to people with special needs. The books are intended primarily to support groupwork but activities can be easily adapted to suit the needs of individuals with varying abilities. Book 1 focuses on relationships while book 2 focuses on sex education.
Created by Alex Kelly and Emily Dennis as part of the bestselling Talkabout series, these publications constitute the most complete and trustworthy set of resources available for groupwork focussing on relationships for people with special needs.
Book 1: Talkabout Sex and Relationships 1: A Programme to Develop Intimate Relationship Skills:
Book 1 emphasises the importance of happy, healthy and positive relationships. It looks at the life cycle of a relationship from finding a partner, coping with problems, staying safe and maintaining a relationship to dealing with the potential ending of a relationship.
Published: 2017 / Extent: 304 Pages (A4) – 57 Color & 58 B/W Illustrations
Book 2: Talkabout Sex and Relationships 2: A Sex Education Programme
Book 2 emphasises the importance of being well informed in regards to the physical, interpersonal and emotional aspects of sex; including body awareness, consent, sexual health and guidelines for a healthy sexual relationship. It is packed with practical activities that are designed to open up discussion around sensitive issues in a fun, informative and non-judgemental way. Each activity comes with guidance for practitioners on how to prepare for and deliver the sessions.
- Guidelines to assess the suitability of students for the programme
- Visually appealing and engaging activities with full colour illustrations
- Photocopiable activities which can also be downloaded for free on the accompanying website
- Template letters for parental permission in delivering the sessions
Published: 2018 / Extent: 246 Pages (A4) – 518 Color & 34 B/W Illustrations