by Marianna Csoti


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Challenging prejudice, stereotyping and judgemental behaviour, this book consists of forty discussion stories which reflect society and the problems young people face today. Aimed at promoting discussion and awareness, the author challenges young people to consider events and the part they themselves play in life, thus producing more responsible and independently thinking young adults. In particular, children with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism often have difficulty in coming to grips with social situations, so that the stories in this volume should be especially useful for those working with such children.

The stories are primarily intended for group work (although can be used on a one to one basis) and, since young people take more notice of what their peers have to say than adults, it provides an excellent forum for a multitude of opinions to be aired. No previous experience or knowledge of the topics is necessary and the book contains comprehensive guidance for professionals and parents. It is ideal for use in therapy sessions, schools, youth groups, and by parents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843100331
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.77(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marianna Cs¢ti taught in the London Borough of Brent before becoming a houseparent at an international sixth form college located in Glamorgan where she is responsible for the pastoral care of students aged 16-20. She is the author of Social Awareness Skills for Children and People Skills for Young Adults, published by Jessica Kingsley, and Assertiveness for Young Adults.

Table of Contents

About the book. Leaders' Notes. INTRODUCTION TO SECTION ONE. Story 1. Joshua's Birthday Present. Story 2. Not so sweet revenge. Story3. Goodbye Shaun. Story 4. Extortion! Story 5. 'Atch out! Story 6. Science Test! Story 7. Hoi Ping's unhappy. Story 8. It happened one day. Story 9. Preeti's lost bracelet. Story 10. Just one last game. Story 11. A better class of people. Story 12. Slag! INTRODUCTION TO SECTION TWO. Story 13. We were only playing. Story 14. Chicken! Story 15. Honesty policy. Story 16. Painful puberty. Story 17. Nightmare. Story 18. I fell down the stairs. Story 19. I don't remember. Story 20. Joyrider. Story 21. I never have any nice clothes. Story 22. Shoplifter. Story 23. My Mum's not well. Story 24. I'm a person too. INTRODUCTION TO SECTION THREE. Story 25. No thanks, I'm not hungry. Story 26. I'm so tired. Story 27. Hands off! Story 28. He was my boyfriend! Story 29. SIDA Story 30. AD. Story 31. The party. Story 32. Tina's Decision. Story 33. No!! Story 34. To lead baggy? Story 35. Perspective. INTRODUCTION TO SECTION FOUR. Story 36. Next time? Story 37. Escape! Story 38. Marriage. Story 39. Trudy's baby. Story 40. The last straw. Appendix. Index.

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