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BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDS IN ACTIV LIBRARY - A SELECTION


100 things guys need to know / Zimmerman, Bill. Free Spirit Publishing, 2005. 121 p.

Written for preteen and teenage boys, the author surveyed more than 500 boys aged 9-13 to find out what it's like growing up in today's world. The book includes information on what boys are thinking, feeling and doing and includes experiences on growing up, getting along, school, family, friends, and being yourself. There are six sections: you; body and mind; family; school; relationships; and the future. Each section has information and advice for different situations.

CC 362.7 ZIM [P11962]








Adolescence : a guide for parents / Carr-Gregg, Michael; Shale, Erin. -- Lane Cove, NSW: Finch, 2002. 232 p.

A guide for parents that offers reassurance and practical suggestions on how to raise their adolescent children and still maintain a positive relationship. The book outlines the early, middle and late stages of adolescence and the challenges that are faced on the way to adulthood. Topics discussed include communication at home and school, sexuality, emotions, suicide, drugs, eating disorders and depression. The strategies used in the book will help parents respond to their child's needs by offering appropriate support.

CC 362.7 CAR [P10620;P11708]








Adolescents on the autism spectrum / Sicile-Kira, Chantal. -- London: Vermilion, 2007. 269 p.

This book offers strategies for helping young people, whatever their ability level, through the changes of the teenage years, and to prepare them for adulthood. It covers preparing for life after secondary school, the specific health risks of adolescence, such as seizures and depression as well as teenage emotions, puberty, sexuality, appropriate relationships and dating.

SC/AUT SIC [P11862;P15840]








The anger workbook for teens : activities to help you deal with anger and frustration / Lohmann, Raychelle Cassada. -- Oakland, Ca: Instant Help Books, 2009. vi, 129 p. ; 26 cm.

This workbook for teenagers has exercises designed to show effective skills to help deal with feelings of frustration and rage bought about by the stresses of family life and the pressures of school. Worksheets are to help the individual find out what's triggering their anger, look at the ways they react, and learn skills and techniques for getting their anger under control. It also looks at how to feel calm, healthy ways to express feelings, and getting help when it is needed.

CC 362.7 LOH [P13415]








The anxiety workbook for teens : activities to help you deal with anxiety & worry / Schab, Lisa M. -- Oakland, Ca: Instant Help Books, 2008. vi, 178 p. ; 26 cm.

This workbook is aimed at helping teenagers control anxiety and feel calm in the face of everyday problems, develop a positive self-image, and seek help when it is needed. It offers a set of simple activities to reduce feelings of anxiety and also includes resources for seeking additional help and support.

CC 362.7 SCH [P13416]








Asperger's syndrome guide for teens and young adults : thriving (not just surviving) / Kendall, Craig. -- Solana Beach, Ca: Visions Research, 2009. 211 p. ; 23 cm.

This book has been written as a guide for parents and grandparents who have a teenage child or grandchild with autism and specifically Asperger's syndrome. The author examines the issues that may be faced and gives strategies to deal with these issues. It covers school, dating and puberty, bullying, cyberbullying, anxiety and depression, making friends and building relationships, life beyond high school and tertiary education.

SC/AUT KEN [P14157]








Asperger syndrome in adolescence : living with the ups, the downs and things in between / Willey, Liane Holliday, Ed. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003. 336 p.

Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with Asperger syndrome, this book looks at the complex issues of adolescence like sexuality, friendships, peer relationships and depression, specific to teenagers with Asperger syndrome. It explores the effect of having an adolescent with Asperger syndrome in the family, as well as the consequential issues of continuing education choices, self-discovery and self-acceptance.

SC/AUT ASP [P10519]








The Aspie teen's survival guide : candid advice for teens, tweens, and parents, from a young man with Asperger's syndrome / Kraus, J.D. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2010. xiv, 214 p. ; 23 cm.

This book is written by a young man with Asperger's who has been through his teen years and survived. He offers practical advice to his peers so they can make the most out of middle and high school, both academically and socially. It also has "Notes to Parents" sections which offer advice to caregivers and educators. Chapters cover school, transitioning, sensory sensitivity, motor skills and awkwardness, stress management, bullying, socializing and friendships, dating and relationships,obsessions and creativity, and more.

SC/AUT KRA [P13427]








Autism : the teen years / THE AUTISTIC FAMILY SUPPORT ASSOCIATION INC. -- Ashburton, Vic.: Mark Poole Films, 2003. 1 DVD (28 min.)

Richard lives in a residential facility and Aaron and Jacqui live at home with their families and all three have autism. This video follows the adolescents as they face the teenage years with insight into issues of communication, social skills, obsessions, family life, school and work, puberty blues, anger management, independence and the future.

SC/V AUT AUT [P10798]










Becoming remarkably able : walking the path to talents, interests, and personal growth for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities / Marquette, Jackie. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2007. xviii, 265 p.

A practical model for students with autism and other intellectual disabilities who are in transition from adolescence to adulthood. It describes a multifaceted, multidimensional approach designed to create options that promote personal growth in youth and encourage greater community participation.

SC/AUT MAR [P12499]








Boy's guide to becoming a teen / AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. -- San Francisco, Ca: Jossey-Bass, 2006. 128 p. ; 24 cm.

This book gives advise on how to prepare for changes that will happen with puberty, help understand health issues that are of concern to teenage boys, and teach them how to be safe, happy and healthy through these years. Topics covered include physical and emotional changes ; the importance of eating the right foods and taking care of your body; caring for skin, teeth and hair; the reproductive system; feelings, relationships and sex.

CC 362.7 BOY [P12667]








Boys and puberty : almost everything boys will need to know about body changes and other stuff! -- [Perth]: Department of Health;Government of Western Australia, 2014. 12 p. ; 21 cm.

This book offers useful information and advice to boys about what happens to their body during puberty. It looks at things that change and how to look after yourself.

CC 612.6071 BOY [P15596;P15595]








Easy for you to say : Q and As for teens living with chronic illness or disability / Kaufman, Miriam. -- Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2005. xiii, 285 p.

The book gives practical strategies for teenagers living with chronic illness or disabilities in areas such as family relationships, doctors and medical issues, friends and dating, school and work, alcohol and drugs, sexuality, recreation and transition. It is a useful resource not only for adolescents, but for their families, teachers, peers and health care providers.

CC 362.7 KAU [P12445]








Friendships and dating : information about relationships for parents, carers and young people with a disability. / SHINE SA. -- [Adelaide]: SHine SA, 2009. 1 DVD + 1 Booklet (23 p.)

This DVD has been developed as a guide to help parents and carers start talking to their child about relationships, sexual health and personal safety. It provides information on meeting and making friends, relationships and dating, safer sex and rules in relationships, and contraception. There is also an accompanying booklet which can be used with it.

CC 612.6071 FRI [P13532]










Girl's guide to growing up : choices & changes in the tween years / Couwenhoven, Terri. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2011. 60 p. ; 23 cm.

This is aimed at girls aged 8 to 14 and covers puberty, changes with puberty, periods, caring for your body, keeping yourself safe, and issues around touching and public/private information. It is suitable for girls with an intellectual disability.

CC 613.0424 COU [P14744;P15163]








Girls and puberty : almost everything girls will need to know about body changes and other stuff! -- [Perth]: Department of Health;Government of Western Australia, 2014. 12 p. ; 21 cm.

This book offers useful information and advice to girls about what happens to their body during puberty. It looks at things that change and how to look after yourself.

CC 612.6071 GIR [P15593;P15594]








The guide to dating for teenagers with Asperger syndrome / Uhlenkamp, Jeannie. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2009. xii, 129p. ; 23cm

Written in 'Dear Abby' format addressing relationship issues that many teenagers experience such as becoming acquainted, dating, and breaking up. Each question and answer includes discussion questions and a summary of the main idea.

SC/AUT UHL [P13918]








How to control your anger (before it controls you) : a guide for teens / Potter-Efron, Ronald T. -- Center City, Minn.: Hazelden, 1998. 35 p.

This book, written for specifically for teenagers, describes anger, its possible causes, and suggestions for how to deal with it.

CC 375.2 POT [P12078]








How to take the grrrr out of anger / Verdick, Elizabeth; Lisovskis, Marjorie. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2003. 119 p.

A self help guide on how to better manage anger, topics covered include how it feels to be angry, ideas to control anger, the different faces of anger, taming temper, solving anger problems and ways to 'keep your cool'.

CC 305.23112 VER [P12079]








Jason's private world -- [London?]: Life Support Productions, 2002. 1 videocassette or DVD ( 18 min. ) + teachers notes

An animated video for use by men and boys with an intellectual disability in conjunction with their carers. It discusses aspects of growing up as a man, puberty and personal hygiene. The video goes on to discuss relationships, love and sexual interactions. The information is clearly explained and there is accompanying notes. It should be noted that some of the material is of a sexually explicit nature and should be used with care.

CC 612.6071 JAS [P10548;P12457]










Kylie's private world -- [London?]: Life Support Productions, 2002. 1 videocassette or DVD ( 24 min. ) + teachers notes

An animated video for use by girls and women with an intellectual disability in conjunction with their carers. It discusses aspects of growing up as a woman, menstruation, puberty and personal hygiene. The video goes on to discuss relationships, love and sexual interactions. The information is clearly explained and there are accompanying notes. It should be noted that some of the material is of a sexually explicit nature and should be used with care.

CC 612.6071 KYL [P10547;P12458]










Let's talk about sex : changing bodies, growing up, sex and sexual health / Harris, Robie H. -- London;Boston;Sydney;Auckland: Walker Books, 2014. 98 p. ; 26 cm.

Updated with the latest information, this offers reliable and accurate information to answer young people's questions and concerns about: puberty, sex, sexual health, reproduction, birth control, pregnancy, birth, families, LGBT, the internet, sexual abuse, and STDs including HIV/AIDS. The information is to help ensure young people stay healthy and safe as they go through puberty and adolesence.

CC 612.6071 HAR [P15495]








Life skills activities for secondary students with special needs / Mannix, Darlene. -- West Nyack, NY: Centre for Applied Research in Education, 1995. 523p., ill.

For teachers, parents and others involved in teaching adolescents with special needs this book is a collection of 190 illustrated activity sheets with related exercises, discussion questions and evaluation suggestions to help students acquire the basic skills necessary to achieve independence and success in everyday living. Areas covered include interpersonal skills, communication, academic and school skills, practical living, vocational, lifestyle choices and problem solving.

CC 371.928 MAN [P12839]








Life smart : choices for young people about friendship, family and future / Bennett, Vicki. -- Lane Cove, NSW: Finch, 2001. 186 p.

A guide for young people to help them focus on the important issues in life and how to realise their inner strength to take charge of their own lives. Discusses issues such as communicating with family, making and keeping friends, work, facing fears, spirituality and learning to like and believe in themselves.

CC 362.7 BEN [P10582]










Managing puberty, social challenges, and (almost) everything : a video guide for girls -- [Winston-Salem, NC]: Coultervideo, Inc, 2013. 1 DVD (80 min)

This DVD explains the physical and mental changes girls experience during puberty.It also offers strategies to help girls who have social and communication challenges make friends, begin dating, and prepare for the future. Chapters include puberty, my body (which includes menstruation), my mind, being social, fashion sense, dating, understanding sexuality, staying safe, and my future. It is aimed at girls from 10 through 19 who are nearing or undergoing puberty. The program will be particularly helpful for girls who have developmental challenges, including many girls on the autism spectrum.

CC 362.7 MAN [P14983]










Matt gets wise / Howarth, Joyce. / SEN Press. -- Winsford, Cheshire: SEN Press, 2012. 16 p. ; 21 cm.

Matt would like a girlfriend but no one seems interested until his brother Andy gives him some good advice. Key themes in this book are personal hygiene, self-confidence; self-awareness; and taking advice. These are easy-to-read, age-appropriate titles for 14-19 year olds. These titles are endorsed by ASDAN and have special relevance to their 'Transition Challenge' and 'Towards Independence' programmes.

CC 362.7 HOW [P15242]








More secret girls business / Anderson, Heather; Angelo, Fay; Stewart, Rose. -- [North Balwyn, Vic]: F.L. Angelo and H.A. Pritchard and R.M. Stewart Partnership, 2008. 72 p. ; 21 cm.

This is a companion volume to 'Secret Girls' Business'. In addition to information about periods, it includes details about physical and emotional changes. It will give girls greater understanding and deeper knowledge about puberty and sexuality. It has a section with hints for mothers, fathers and other significant adults.

CC 612.6071 AND [P15714;P14600]








More than just the blues : understanding serious teenage problems / Rey, Joseph. -- East Roseville, NSW: Simon & Schuster, 2002. 288 p.

This book discusses the issue of teenage problems, such as, how to recognise if a problem is serious, what the causes are and which treatments are available. The first five chapters discuss how to handle normal teenage behaviour, what is within the range of normality and what is abnormal, what causes mental health problems and how to seek help. The other chapters focus on specific problems such as fears and phobias, suicide, school troubles, depression, alcohol and drugs, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, tangled thoughts and eating and dieting. The book reflects current expert opinion and applies to general situations in adolescence.

CC 362.7 REY [P10621]








No B.O. ! : the head-to-toe book of hygiene for preteens / Crump, Marguertie; Verdick, Elizabeth, Ed. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2005. 118 p.

Written in an often humerous style directed at preteens and teenagers, this book provides information on some of the physical changes occurring in their bodies as they go through puberty. There is advice on how to deal with these changes as well as interesting facts and customs relating to health and hygiene. Topics covered include care of hair, face, teeth, mouth, hands, feet, genitals and body odor.

CC 362.7 CRU [P11969]








Parenting a teen or young adult with Asperger syndrome (autistic spectrum disorder) : 325 ideas, insights, tips and strategies. / Boyd, Brenda. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 240 pages ; 23 cm.

This gives ideas, insights, tips and strategies addressing the complex issues parents face during this crucial period of transition for their child with Asperger syndrome. The key suggestions cover social vulnerability, peer relationships, self esteem, anxiety and coping with change - with a focus on the importance of nurturing an open and healthy relationship with the son or daughter.

SC/AUT BOY [P15196]








Puberty : a guide for teenagers with an autism spectrum disorder and their parents / Ford, Elizabeth; Ptasznik, Gabriella; Blumberg, Megan; Clayton, Samantha; Beeching, Sara. -- Melbourne: La Trobe University, [2012] 49 p. ; 30 cm

This resource has been developed to provide parents, families, friends and caregivers information to assist teenagers with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including Asperger s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS) to recognize and manage the emotional, physical, and social issues that individuals diagnosed with an ASD will encounter during puberty. This is also available for download online at: http://livingwellwithautism.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/autism-spectrum-disorder.184122715.pdf.

CC 612.6071 PUB [P14911]








Puberty and adolescence resource : a guide for parents of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder / Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network. Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, 2014. 30 p. ; 30 cm

This resource has been developed in response to requests from parents for resources related to puberty for their child with ASD.

CC 612.6071 PUB [P15796]








Puberty and special girls / Stewart, Rose; Anderson, Heather; Angelo, Fay. -- Australia: Heather, Rose, Fay, 2009. 79 p. ; 21cm

This book explains, with illustrations and limited text, changes that occur with puberty and how to manage periods. It has been written for girls with special needs, their parents including extra tips for dads, carers and teachers.

CC 613.0424 STE [P13299 ]








The puberty book / Darvill, Wendy; Powell, Kelsey. -- Sydney: Hachette Australia, 2010. ix, 197 p. ; 21 cm.

This book gives children and teenagers accurate and up-to-date information about themselves, their bodies and growing up. In simple, straightforward language the authors discuss the changes that happen at puberty, sex and sexuality, health and looking after yourself, relationships, pregnancy and birth. (Book cover)

CC 612.6071 DAR [P13972]










Relationships sex and other stuff : a few things teenagers will need to know about relationships, sex and other stuff! -- [Perth]: Department of Health;Government of Western Australia, 2014. 16 p. ; 21 cm.

This book offers useful information and advice to adolescents on the road to adulthood about sex, love and relationships.

CC 612.6071 REL [P15598;P15597]








Respect : a girl's guide to getting respect and dealing when your line is crossed / Macavinta, Courtney; Vander Pluym, Andrea; Verdick, Elizabeth, Ed. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2005. 229 p.

Aimed at teenage girls and young women, this books talks about self respect, getting and giving respect, and how to find help and take action when your rights are compromised. Included throughout are quotes, advice and true stories from teenage girls. There are activities, journaling exercises, and ideas for what to say when you're upset.

CC 362.7 MAC [P12165;P12480]








Secret boy's business / Stewart, Rose; Angelo, Fay; Anderson, Heather. -- Australia: SGB Publishing, 2011. 64 p. ; 21 cm.

This second edition includes details about physical and emotional changes of puberty. Using simple language and fun illustrations it aims to provide boys with a full understanding of the physical and emotional changes experienced at puberty, celebrate changes to the male body, enhance confidence and self-esteem, acknowledge and affirm the development of sexual feelings in boys, and provide hints for parents, teachers and other significant adults.

CC 612.6071 STE [P15155]








The secret business of relationships, love and sex / Anderson, Heather; Angelo, Fay; Stewart, Rose. -- North Balwyn, Vic.: SGB Publishing, 2015. 127 p. ; 21 cm.

This book is for all young people approaching or already in their teens. It prepares them for the physical, emotional and social aspects of their emerging sexuality. The book explores puberty, conception, pregnancy and birth. It also covers the areas of friendships, romantic relationships, consent, gender identity, porn, sexting, rape and assault.

CC 612.6071 AND [P15833;P15842]










Secret girls' business / Angelo, Fay; Pritchard, Heather; Stewart, Rose. -- Australia: Heather, Rose, Fay;Whitehorse School Focused Youth Service, 2003. 32 p.

Presents a brief account of puberty and the transition from girl to young woman. Discusses changes to the female body in an easy to understand , colourful format. Provides an information section for parents, teachers, carers and a special section with hints for Dad. Suitable for girls from the age of eight years, this book will give confidence and self esteem through this important stage of life.

CC 612.6071 ANG [P12859;P15161]










Sensory integration tools for teens : strategies to promote sensory processing / Henry, Diana A.; Ruess, Rick; Wheeler-Rhodes, Tamara J.; Sava, Deanna Iris. -- Youngtown, AZ: Henry OT Services, 2004. 49 p. (looseleaf)

A handbook for teenagers that uses the sensory tools movement, muscles, touching, mouth, hearing, seeing and smelling. The tools can be used throughout the teenage years to help with problems associated with tiredness, risk taking, drugs, needing teen space and time out. There are a range of activities and suggestions that promote sensory integration and will assist the young person to make a smooth journey through the teen years.

CC 618.928 HEN [P10916]










Socially curious, curiously social : a social thinking guidebook for bright teens and young adults / Winner, Michelle Garcia; Crooke, Pamela. -- San Jose, Ca;Great Barrington, Ma: Think Social Publishing;The North River Press, 2011. xxi, 210 p. ; 23 cm.

This guidebook is written for teens and young adults to learn how the social mind is expected to work in order to effectively relate to others at school, at work, in the community and even at home. It redefines what it means to "be social" and is written in the language of teens to discuss what really goes on inside the minds of people as they share space together. There are practical strategies to help the reader with "social thinking" to figure out texting, dating, lies, everyday and levels of friendship, and the many and varied emotions they feel as they relate to others. Parents, educators and therapists may also consider it a valuable resource to help young adults navigate social interactions.

CC 362.7 WIN [P14427]








Special boys' business / Anderson, Heather; Angelo, Fay; Stewart, Rose. -- Australia: Angelo, Prichard and Stewart, 2007. 51 p.

This book provides practical information about growing up and will help boys understand the changes occurring in their bodies as they go through puberty into adulthood. It is presented in a fun, easy to understand way with clear illustrations. Topics covered include physical changes, male genitalia, hygiene, masturbation, privacy and emotional changes. At the end are handy hints for teachers, parents and carers. .

CC 612.6071 AND [P12203;P12204;P12481]








Special girls' business / Angelo, Fay; Pritchard, Heather; Stewart, Rose. -- Australia: Heather, Rose, Fay, 2005. 51 p.

This book is a step by step guide about the process of managing periods. Written for girls with special needs and their carers, the information is presented using clear pictures and limited text. Handy hints are provided for parents, carers and school staff.

CC 613.0424 ANG [P11257;P12482;P12285;P12286]








Staying out late / Vince, Dominic. / SEN Press. -- Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire: SEN Press, 2010. 16 p. ; 23 cm.

In this book Dean goes with his mates and fails to come home early as his mother asked. Key themes in the book are adolescents and tensions with parents; independence; peer pressure; thinking of other people's feelings; learning to be responsible; and learning to compromise.These are easy to read, age-appropriate titles for the 14-19 age group and have direct relevance to ASDAN Transition Challenge and Towards Independence and other Life Skills courses.

CC 362.7 VIN [P15236]








Steve Biddulph's raising girls / Biddulph, Steve. -- London: HarperThorsons, 2013. 234 p. ; 22 cm.

This book brings together the best thinking from around the world on how to raise daughters who know they are loved, and can stand up for themselves and others. It is about the five stages of girlhood, how to help your daughter grow from babyhood right through to womanhood, building her confidence, encouraging her friendships, and equipping her to learn to believe in herself. Issues tackled include bullying, eating disorders, body image, alcohol, managing social media, and relating happily to boys.

CC 305.23 BID [P14899]








The survival guide for teenagers with LD (learning differences) / Cummings, Rhoda; Fisher, Gary; Espeland, Pamela Ed. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 1993. 190 p.

Written for teenagers with a learning or intellectual disability, this book covers a range of topics on school and life skills including understanding learning disabilities, law and rights, self advocacy, employment, planning for the future, independent living, transport, friendships, dating, sexuality, marriage, healthy living, being a good citizen and continuing education.

CC 362.7 CUM [P12081]








Susan's growing up / Hollins, Sheila; Sinason, Valerie; Brighton, Catherine Ill. -- London: Gaskell Press, 2001. 39 p. : col. ill.

Through the use of illustrations and no text, the story is told about Susan and her experiences when she gets her first period. The text and helpful suggestions with using the story are provided at the back of the book.

CC 612.6071 HOL [P09347]








Talking teenagers : information and inspiration for parents of teenagers with autism or Asperger's syndrome / Boushey, Ann. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 216 p.

Written from first-hand experience, this book is aimed at parents of teens on the autism spectrum. Everyday questions from how to deal with anger and what to take on vacation, as well as more complex issues such as how to approach sex education and plan for the future and discussed. The book also features question and answer sections and interviews with parents and school counsellors.

SC/AUT BOU [P11754]








Talking together...about sex and relationships: a practical resource for schools and parents working with young people with learning disabilities / Kerr-Edwards, Lesley; Scott, Lorna. -- London: Family Planning Association, 2007. xii, 120 p. ; 30cm.

This book is intended to help older adolescents to understand more about sex and relationships. Early chapters deal with their growing independence, managing risk taking and the need for assertiveness. The rest concerns relationships, sex, sexual choices and sexual health and what the future holds. It is written mainly for use in school and college settings, but has supporting pages which can used in partnership with parents.

CC 612.6 KER [P12420]








The tattoo / Howarth, Joyce. / SEN Press. -- Winsford, Cheshire: SEN Press, 2012. 16 p. ; 21 cm.

Dean thinks tattoos are cool. He wants one but his mother has other ideas. Key themes in this book are body image, self-knowledge, decision-making and consequences of decisions, teenage desire for independence, adolescence and tensions with parents, and parental control. These are easy-to-read, age-appropriate titles for 14-19 year olds. These titles are endorsed by ASDAN and have special relevance to their 'Transition Challenge' and 'Towards Independence' programmes.

CC 362.7 HOW [P15237]








Teen stages : how to guide the journey to adulthood / Mellor, Ken; Mellor, Elizabeth. -- Lane Cove, NSW: Finch, 2004. 214 p.

This guide for parents provides practical ideas and techniques for raising teenage children. Based on the theory that teenagers go through six different developmental stages before reaching adulthood, the book provides examples and suggestions for making the journey easier. The book aims to build foundations between parents and teenagers by satisfying the teenagers need for independence whilst still recognising the important role that parents can provide. Issues discussed include behaviour management, building trust, creating an enjoyable home environment and the risks of suicide, alcohol, drugs and pregnancy.

CC 362.7 MEL [P10810]








Teenagers' guide to the galaxy. Part 1..Eating well, feeling good.Making a good impression.Reach for the stars.We're all different.Boys, girls and equality -- Eight Mile Plains, QLD: Marcom Projects, [2005] 1 DVD (80 mins)

Episode 1 - Eating well feeling good. Discusses positive healthy lifestyle and what this means including eating properly, sleeping well and exercising. Episode 2 - Making a good impression. Discusses the issues of communication and including manners and how making a good impression first time is important. Episode 3 - Reach for the stars. Discusses how to keep a positive attitude and achieve personal goals as well as how to ignore and forget negative criticisms. Episode 4 - We're all different. Discusses tolerance, understanding different cultures and people. Episode 5 - Boys, girls and equality. Discusses equal rights and opportunities for both sexes.

CC 362.7 TEE [P11992;P12323]










Teenagers' guide to the galaxy. Part 2.Assertive with adults.Puberty, periods and pimples.Girls, boys and sex.Friendships, making and breaking.Bullying and teasing -- Eight Mile Plains, QLD: Marcom Projects, [2005] 1 DVD (80 mins)

Episode 6 - Assertive with adults. Explores how to negotiate with adults and work toward a positive outcome incorporating role play with many examples. Episode 7 - Puberty, periods and pimples. Episode 8 - Girls, boys and sex. Discusses sexuality and sexual identity. Episode 9 - Friendships, making and breaking. Looks at how people make friends as young people discuss their friendships openly. Explores making friends, staying friends and assessing the value of friendship. Episode 10 - Bullying and teasing. Explores how to cope with bullying and teasing in the playground.

CC 362.7 TEE [P12322]










Teenagers' guide to the galaxy. Part 3.Losing your cool.On the edge.Family fireworks.Safe and smart.Risks and wrongs -- Eight Mile Plains, QLD: Marcom Projects, [2005] 1 DVD (80 mins)

Episode 11 - Losing your cool. Discusses anger, what it is, how it affects us and how to cope and deal with it. Episode 12 - On the edge. Explores the issue of stress, how to recognise the basic signs of stress and develop skills to cope effectively with it. Episode 13 - Family fireworks. Explores family arguments and how to cope with family crises. Episode 14 - Safe and smart. Teaches behaviours to become street smart, to recognise early warning signs and avoid bad behaviours. Episode 15 - Risks and wrongs. Examines activities and common risk taking behaviours and how to stand up to peer pressure when your friends do something illegal. Specific activities looked at include lying, stealing and vandalism.

CC 362.7 TEE [P11994;P12324]










That's not fair! / Clarke, Peter. -- Rochdale, Lancashire: SEN Press, 2007. 16 p. ; 23 cm.

Tom and Joanne don't get on. One day they have a big argument, and Tom gets sent to his room. Was this fair? Tom doesn't think so. Key themes in the book: young people living together; clashes of wills; squabbles that escalate; rough justice; fair and unfair. SEN Press titles for the 14-19 age group are endorsed by ASDAN and have special relevance to their award programmes Transition Challenge and Towards Independence.

CC 371.928 CLA [P15394]








Things Ellie likes : a book about sexuality and masturbation for girls and young women with autism and related conditions / Reynolds, Kate E. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 17 cm.

This accessible and positive resource helps parents and carers teach girls and young women with autism or related conditions about masturbation. It covers when and where it is appropriate and helps to establish boundaries surrounding privacy more generally. With simple but explicit illustrations, this provides a platform to talk about sexuality with these girls and young women.

CC 612.6071 REY [P15634]








Things Tom likes : a book about sexuality and masturbation for boys and young men with autism and related conditions / Reynolds, Kate E. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 34 p. ; 17 cm.

This accessible and positive resource helps parents and carers teach boys with autism or other special needs about masturbation. One of the important lessons for a person with autism is to learn the difference between 'public' and 'private'. This covers where and when it is appropriate and helps to establish boundaries surrounding privacy more generally. With simple but explicit illustrations it helps to provide a platform to talk about sexuality with boys and young men with autism or special needs.

CC 612.6071 REY [P15384]








What's happening to Ellie? : a book about puberty for girls and young women with autism and related conditions / Reynolds, Kate E. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 17 cm.

Following Ellie as she begins to notice changes to her body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach girls with autism and related conditions about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional, such as new feelings, and physical, such as periods. The fully illustrated, positive book provides the opportunity to talk about puberty with girls and young women with autism or related conditions.

CC 612.6071 REY [P15606]








What's happening to Tom? : a book about puberty for boys and young men with autism and related conditions / Reynolds, Kate E. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 34 p. ; 17 cm.

Following Tom as he begins to notice changes to his body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach boys with autism or other special needs about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as feelings, and physical, such as wet dreams. This fully illustrated positive book provides an opportunity to talk about puberty with boys and young men with autism or special needs.

CC 612.6071 REY [P15393;P15708;P15709]