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Projects & Free Resources

Everything Think2Speak does is with, by and for young people. We support projects and ideas to make them a reality. Here you’ll find some of the projects, events and resources we are currently making happen.

If you have an idea for a project, event or resource please do get in touch with the T2S team by emailing hello@think2speak.com.


 
 

Reading Group

The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog

Mary Meredith, Lincolnshire County Council and Think2Speak are delighted to instigate a monthly reading group for professionals working with children and young people.

The group will meet to discuss each chapter of Bruce Perry & Maia Szalavitz’s ‘The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog’ starting 17th October 2019.

To join the group, in person or virtually, please register using the form below. We will be in touch nearer to the date with further details.


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The iniital get together will be held in Gainsborough Lincolnshire at Think2Speak's offices in Marshall's Yard. You can also join in virtually via tech TBC.

 
Pronouns Matters collaberation with Rebecca Strickson

#THINKPRONOUNS: Think2Speak x Rebecca Strickson collaboration

One of the most basic ways to show your respect for someone's identity is to use the correct pronouns. Ever wish there was something to break the ice?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Think2Speak has teamed up with artist Rebecca Strickson to create an eye-catching and helpful collection, including patches, art prints and stationery, to kick off those conversations and to avoid any confusion when it comes to your pronoun preferences.

You’ll also be glad to know that any money raised from the sales of the Pronouns Matter Collection helps fund our support groups for transgender children and young people.

We’d love you to spread the message, so feel free to share photos of you proudly wearing your chosen badge using the hashtag #ThinkPronouns and help us make those conversations easier! If you’d like to order any of the range in bulk, please do send us an email to hello@think2speak.com.

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Supporting looked after young people with their periods

Talking about periods can present a challenge for young people, and with some children starting their periods as early as age 8, access to information and support can make a huge difference. For looked after young people, having period conversations and being prepared every month can be even more of a challenge.  

Looked after young people told us: 

  • That talking about periods can be even more difficult if they have to move placements and have not yet built a relationship with the carers 

  • How embarrassing it can be to talk about periods with a foster carer you have only just met 

Social workers told us: 

  • There was a real need for period packs and information to be given to foster carers 

  • That because many carers are older they weren’t always aware that the young person might need additional practical and emotional support during this time  

Think2Speak worked alongside Ellie, a care experienced young person, to create this leaflet. Ellie felt it would be really useful to have some simple information to remind carers of the needs of young people during their period. Ellie provided brilliant suggestions for the content and design, based on their own and others’ experiences.   

The leaflets are to be used and shared with anybody who is looking after a young person; it can be used as a period conversation starter or to encourage carers to create their own ‘period box’ which can be easily accessed by the young people they are looking after.  

We welcome your feedback on this leaflet and any suggestions for future resources. The leaflet can be downloaded below and free printed copies can be ordered online using the form below. 

Order Printed Leaflets

Complete the form below and we can post out a set of the leaflets to you; limited stock available. UK postal addresses only.

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#ReadTiny

We would like to invite you to join teachers, allies, community advocates, families and other community members across the UK to host an “Are You A Boy or Are You A Girl?” reading in support of transgender and non-binary young people.

 
 
 

#ReadTiny

You don’t need to be a teacher or parent of a trans child to host a reading of “Are You A Boy or Are You A Girl?”.  You only need to have a few supportive folks available who are ready and willing to help with the organisation and a venue in which the reading can take place.

There's a simple step-by-step guide for you to download here to help you plan your local reading.

 

Download a #ReadTiny step by step guide

“Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl?” by writer and transgender activist Sarah Savage in 2014, is a resource designed to enables teachers, youth workers, parents and guardians to talk about gender with children in an age-appropriate, non-judgmental and empowering way. The innovative character of Tiny (who prefers not to tell their peers that they are a boy or a girl) and the tone of the language used throughout the book helps make it accessible to a range of audiences, including children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). A number of different forms of gender expression are explored, allowing children (and adults) to think about engrained gender stereotyping and the breaking down of those stereotypes through sparking honest and fruitful discussions.

Our step by step kit helps you with the what, where, when and why of facilitating a #ReadTiny reading.

 

Download a #ReadTiny lesson plan

Our lesson plan supports the delivery of a #ReadTiny reading in a session for primary school aged children.

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