LOVE innit a teaching pack about relationships
LOVE INNIT talk for a minuteRelationships Graph 2014

LOVE, INNIT – A Teaching Pack About Relationships

£9.50

Encouraging people to be critical about the messages they receive about love and relationships. It also gives us the opportunity to think about which messages about relationships we teach young people.

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Like Planet Porn this is about encouraging people to be critical about the messages they receive about love and relationships. It also gives us the opportunity to think about which messages about relationships we teach young people.

Messages about relationships come from many places: sex educators, teachers, family, friends, religion, TV, film, books, magazines. Many of them say the same thing:

“You just need to find the right person and everything will be fine.”

“There’s a special person out there for you.”

“The best way to start a relationship is to be friends first.”

“Once you meet someone they will be the most important person to you.”

When you find someone or settle down.”

“Sex in a loving relationship is always better.”

“Sex is vital to a relationship.”

This pack encourages critical thinking about relationships and encourages people to find their own answers and to write their own love stories.

 

Additional Information

Who is is for?

Youth workers, teachers, sex educators, learning mentors, enrichment staff, therapists, counsellors, health advisers, outreach workers …

They can be used at the coffee bar of a youth club (if you still have either), in an enrichment room as a walk past activity or informal group discussion. I’ve also used them a lot in my many years working with young people in clinics – to get them to think about their relationships, how healthy they are, what they want from them and how they feel about themselves.

These activities are more about values, emotions and skills rather than information and I think this is as it should be. They’re also about giving people the opportunity to talk to each other about what is important to them about themselves and their relationships. So this pack is not about young people passively learning from a sex educator but from each other.

What's in the pack

8 activities, all with clear aims, learning outcomes, method, discussion points and alternative ideas. These are just 3 of them…

– Talk For A Minute

For people to talk and to listen to each other about their relationships values. Participants choose from 24 different statements (see example below) and talk for a minute about what they think.

– Relationships Fortunes

“We asked 100 people: what’s the most important quality in a partner?”

Just like TV’s Family Fortunes but all about relationships. This fun game is really easy to play but can start some really interesting discussions.

– Healthy Relationships

Using the Bish ‘Relationships Graph’ participants get to think about what makes for a healthy relationship, what an unhealthy relationship might look like and what is important in any relationship.

In addition the pack contains the relationships leaflets from the Bish Leaflet Download pack for you to print out and use as handouts.