Social Education Handbooks

Vanessa Rogers A Little Book of Alcohol

A Little Book of Alcohol: Activities to Explore Alcohol Issues with Young People, 2nd edition

For young people, alcohol can be easy to access, but how do they know how much is safe to drink? What if they don't want to drink but all their friends do? Do they know what the effects of drinking alcohol are? 

Vanessa Rogers A Little Book of Tobacco

A Little Book of Tobacco: Activities to Explore Smoking Issues with Young People

This hands-on resource will help young people understand all the facts about tobacco, encourage them to think about and discuss the issues, and help them make positive choices. It is packed with engaging and imaginative activities that explore a wide range of tobacco-related issues. Activities range from fun group games and challenging quizzes to role-plays and thought-provoking discussions, and are suitable for young people aged 11-19, in groups or one-on-one.

We need to talk about Pornography by Vanessa Rogers

We need to talk about Pornography

From September 2020 exploring the potential impact of pornography on expectations of relationships and sex, body image and mental health and wellbeing is a part of the RSE national curriculum in England, but how confident do you feel teaching about this traditionally tricky topic? This books can definitely help. Exploring topics ranging from sexting, revenge porn and the law to relationship boundaries and sexual stereotypes, this practical teaching resource facilitates discussion on the difficult issues surrounding the potential impact and influence of pornography on young people.

Games and Activities for Exploring Feelings by Vanessa Rogers

Games and Activities for Exploring Feelings

This is a fun, imaginative and creative resource designed to help children aged 7-13 get thinking and talking about their feelings and the issues that impact on their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Packed full of games and activities to help children explore their emotions and express themselves positively, topics include peer relationships and friendships, bullying, risky behaviour and so much more. All are designed to build self-esteem, raise aspirations and increase motivation.

Vanessa Rogers A Little Book of Drugs

A Little Book of Drugs: Activities to Explore Drug Issues with Young People, 2nd edition

Many teenagers will come into contact with drugs, but do they know all the facts about drugs? What should they do if they feel pressured into taking drugs? Do they know the effects of taking drugs, and what the consequences might be? 

Cyberbullying by Vanessa Rogers

Cyberbullying, Activities to Help Children and Teens to Stay Safe in a Texting, Twittering, Social Networking World

Children and teenagers text, network and twitter online as second nature, but when emails or texts are used to threaten, harass, intimidate or embarrass someone, they can turn from being a source of enjoyment to a source of crippling anxiety and fear.

101 Things To Do On the Street

101 Things To Do On The Street

101 Things to Do on the Street is packed with creative and innovative ideas for street games and activities to help young people aged 11--19 explore personal, social and emotional issues. 

Working With Young Men by Vanessa Rogers

Working With Young Men

Working with Young Men offers a wealth of positive group activities to engage, motivate and meet the needs of young men.

Working With Young Women by Vanessa Rogers

Working With Young Women

Packed with fun sessions and practical group activities, Work with Young Women presents a multitude of opportunities for young women to build self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness.

Let's Talk Relationships by Vanessa Rogers

Let's Talk Relationships

Encouraging young people to talk about sensitive relationship issues is rarely easy, but this book will smooth the process.

Featuring some 90 activities split into five categories, there's something to suit every age and ability range, as well as some sound advice drawn from the author's ten years of youth work experience. This book will help make both group work and one-on-one sessions valuable, educational and enjoyable, both for the young people and for you.