Healthy Friendships and Relationships Pack

$109.90
Books Beyond Words - Wordless Therapy Storybooks
 
Thinking in pictures
 
People who can’t read or who don’t like written words are often very good at reading pictures. That’s why there are no words in these picture stories. These books all tell a story, but they also let the reader tell their own story – the one they see in the pictures. This can tell you a lot about a person’s inner world and their understanding of situations. There is plenty to talk about and each story explores feelings and relationships as well as giving information.
 
Age: Teens and Special Needs
 
Making Friends
Neil is desperate to make new friends and be close to other people, but he just doesn’t know how. He tries meeting people in the park, but when he approaches them and tries to touch them, they are frightened. With the help of his friend Steve, Neil learns about the right ways to make friends and how to behave safely with people he doesn’t know yet.
Friendships and relationships are important elements in everyone’s life. If someone doesn’t have experience of friendships or normal loving touch, making friends can be fraught with difficulty. Some people struggle with understanding even the basics of safe behaviour in public. This book can help people talk about safe ways to make friends, and to reflect on times when inappropriate behaviour may get them into trouble.
 
Falling in Love
This is a book about two people who are introduced by friends. Mike and Janet get on well and enjoy doing things together. They decide they want to live together, but initially their families try to discourage them. This love story traces the ups and downs of their relationship, until they are able to make a commitment to each other.
Readers can identify with Mike and Janet, and use the book as a starting point to explore their own relationships, and the role of families, friends and carers in supporting them.
“The Books Beyond Words series is now well established and used in a variety of health and social care settings. Together with the earlier publications Hug Me, Touch Me and Making Friends, Falling in Love can be seen to complete a pictorial trilogy on the overlapping themes of sexual, social and intimate relationships of people with learning disabilities. The Department of Psychiatry of Disability at St George’s Hospital Medical School is widely recognized for its interest and expertise in issues of interpersonal relationships in people with learning disabilities. This book reflects the department’s philosophy of incorporating service users perspectives in clinical developments and making research findings accessible to those who are meant to benefit from it.”
— Psychological Medicine. KIRIAKOS I. XENITIDIS. Volume 30 / Issue 03 / May 2000, pp 733 734
 
Ginger is a Hero
Ginger is a Hero tells the story of Mary and the difficult relationship she has with her neighbour Mrs Hill. Mrs Hill keeps herself to herself and doesn’t like it when Mary takes an interest in her cat, Ginger. But when Mary sees Ginger is locked out in the rain, she wonders why. Ginger leads Mary to Mrs Hill’s window, and they discover the old lady collapsed on the floor. Ginger and Mary’s quick thinking saves Mrs Hill’s life. Readers will find lots to enjoy and talk about in this gripping tale of how enemies become friends – all because of Ginger, the hero!
“The aim of this book is to make reading fun for those who have difficulty with words, and it is a lovely story offering plenty to think about and to discuss. There are lessons that can be learned about friendship, dealing with a crisis, or the reader may simply enjoy the tale of a cat who, by being a hero, ensured that he was fed.”
— Neverimitate, Blog
 
Hug Me, Touch Me
Janet is desperate to make new friends and be close to other people, but she just doesn’t know how. When she approaches people in the park and tries to touch them, they are frightened. Janet feels devastated and lonely. With the help of her friend Monica, Janet learns about the right ways to make friends and how to behave safely with people she doesn’t know yet.
Friendships and relationships are important elements in everyone’s life. If someone doesn’t have experience of friendships or normal loving touch, making friends can be fraught with difficulty. Some people struggle with understanding even the basics of safe behaviour in public. This book can help people talk about safe ways to make friends, and to reflect on times when inappropriate behaviour may get them into trouble.
 
Loving Each Other Safely
Getting close to someone in a relationship is exciting and rewarding. But it’s important to stay healthy and safe. The pictures in this book help you to explore what you need to do to stay healthy and safe in a loving relationship.
Ed wants a girlfriend. But how do you ask a girl out? And what do you do when she says no? Ed finds a girlfriend, but still needs advice as he and his girlfriend grow closer and decide they want to have sex. How can they love safely?
This is a story that does not need words. You can just look at the pictures and talk through how Ed and his girlfriend work things out. You can use the pictures and the story to ask your own questions and talk about your sexual experiences and relationships.
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Books Beyond Words - Wordless Therapy Storybooks
 
Thinking in pictures
 
People who can’t read or who don’t like written words are often very good at reading pictures. That’s why there are no words in these picture stories. These books all tell a story, but they also let the reader tell their own story – the one they see in the pictures. This can tell you a lot about a person’s inner world and their understanding of situations. There is plenty to talk about and each story explores feelings and relationships as well as giving information.
 
Age: Teens and Special Needs
 
Making Friends
Neil is desperate to make new friends and be close to other people, but he just doesn’t know how. He tries meeting people in the park, but when he approaches them and tries to touch them, they are frightened. With the help of his friend Steve, Neil learns about the right ways to make friends and how to behave safely with people he doesn’t know yet.
Friendships and relationships are important elements in everyone’s life. If someone doesn’t have experience of friendships or normal loving touch, making friends can be fraught with difficulty. Some people struggle with understanding even the basics of safe behaviour in public. This book can help people talk about safe ways to make friends, and to reflect on times when inappropriate behaviour may get them into trouble.
 
Falling in Love
This is a book about two people who are introduced by friends. Mike and Janet get on well and enjoy doing things together. They decide they want to live together, but initially their families try to discourage them. This love story traces the ups and downs of their relationship, until they are able to make a commitment to each other.
Readers can identify with Mike and Janet, and use the book as a starting point to explore their own relationships, and the role of families, friends and carers in supporting them.
“The Books Beyond Words series is now well established and used in a variety of health and social care settings. Together with the earlier publications Hug Me, Touch Me and Making Friends, Falling in Love can be seen to complete a pictorial trilogy on the overlapping themes of sexual, social and intimate relationships of people with learning disabilities. The Department of Psychiatry of Disability at St George’s Hospital Medical School is widely recognized for its interest and expertise in issues of interpersonal relationships in people with learning disabilities. This book reflects the department’s philosophy of incorporating service users perspectives in clinical developments and making research findings accessible to those who are meant to benefit from it.”
— Psychological Medicine. KIRIAKOS I. XENITIDIS. Volume 30 / Issue 03 / May 2000, pp 733 734
 
Ginger is a Hero
Ginger is a Hero tells the story of Mary and the difficult relationship she has with her neighbour Mrs Hill. Mrs Hill keeps herself to herself and doesn’t like it when Mary takes an interest in her cat, Ginger. But when Mary sees Ginger is locked out in the rain, she wonders why. Ginger leads Mary to Mrs Hill’s window, and they discover the old lady collapsed on the floor. Ginger and Mary’s quick thinking saves Mrs Hill’s life. Readers will find lots to enjoy and talk about in this gripping tale of how enemies become friends – all because of Ginger, the hero!
“The aim of this book is to make reading fun for those who have difficulty with words, and it is a lovely story offering plenty to think about and to discuss. There are lessons that can be learned about friendship, dealing with a crisis, or the reader may simply enjoy the tale of a cat who, by being a hero, ensured that he was fed.”
— Neverimitate, Blog
 
Hug Me, Touch Me
Janet is desperate to make new friends and be close to other people, but she just doesn’t know how. When she approaches people in the park and tries to touch them, they are frightened. Janet feels devastated and lonely. With the help of her friend Monica, Janet learns about the right ways to make friends and how to behave safely with people she doesn’t know yet.
Friendships and relationships are important elements in everyone’s life. If someone doesn’t have experience of friendships or normal loving touch, making friends can be fraught with difficulty. Some people struggle with understanding even the basics of safe behaviour in public. This book can help people talk about safe ways to make friends, and to reflect on times when inappropriate behaviour may get them into trouble.
 
Loving Each Other Safely
Getting close to someone in a relationship is exciting and rewarding. But it’s important to stay healthy and safe. The pictures in this book help you to explore what you need to do to stay healthy and safe in a loving relationship.
Ed wants a girlfriend. But how do you ask a girl out? And what do you do when she says no? Ed finds a girlfriend, but still needs advice as he and his girlfriend grow closer and decide they want to have sex. How can they love safely?
This is a story that does not need words. You can just look at the pictures and talk through how Ed and his girlfriend work things out. You can use the pictures and the story to ask your own questions and talk about your sexual experiences and relationships.

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SKU: 030718 - 229