Can We Talk About Consent?

Can We Talk About Consent?
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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780711256569
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How do we interact with other people? What does the word ‘relationship’ mean to you? How can you negotiate your place in the world while respecting other people’s boundaries? What exactly is consent? What does it mean and why does it matter? Why is there so much debate around it?

Can we talk about it?

Consent is a powerful word, but not everyone understands exactly what it means. Can We Talk About Consent? explains clearly what consent means and why it matters – in all areas of life.
  • With honest, expert explanations by experienced sex and relationships educator Justin Hancock, children will learn how consent is a vital part of how we relate to ourselves and our self-esteem, the people close to us and the wider world.
  • Readers will uncover how to develop and maintain a variety of relationships, how to manage and avoid negative relationships and learn more about equality and respect.
  • Covers a broad range of situations, including: how we greet each other; how we work out who wants to play in goal; what video game we’re going to play; what kind of touch is okay in the playground; and how we choose things for ourselves.
  • Colorful, striking illustrations by Fuchsia MacAree help children relate what they read to the world around them. 
Can We Talk About Consent? breaks down the basics of how to have healthyrelationships throughout our lives. This clearly written, stylishly illustrated guide to respecting ourselves and others makes a valuable handbook for boys and girls 12 years and older.

The author

Justin Hancock is based in the UK and is a sex and relationships educator, trainer and practitioner working with young people and adults in this field since 1999. His website is one of the leading sex and relationships advice websites for all those over 14. It receives thousands of visits per day and is highly regarded by young people and practitioners alike. 

In addition to this Justin works with practitioners in sex and relationships education and sexual health services providing training and resources. He has made a number of media appearances on television, radio and has written several pieces for newspapers and blogs. 

Fuchsia MacAree is an illustrator living and working in Dublin. Her practice involves drawing, editorial illustration, mural painting, risography and screen printing. Her work has appeared in exhibitions and publications worldwide. She has recently worked with Facebook, Airbnb, Google, Mercedes-Benz, Cara Magazine and Failte Ireland. Her drawings are often playful, colourful and character based, and she is interested in human interaction, Irish oddities, humour, simplified shapes and strong colours. She is a member of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland and lectures in NCAD.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780711256569
Size: 5.079 in x 7.795 in / 129 mm x 198 mm