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Say It Straight Training

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Setting
       Middle School
     Type of Service
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems
       Substance Use and Dependence
       Teen Sex / Pregnancy
       Violent Behavior

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Say It Straight Training aims to promote pro-social skills such as self-awareness, personal and social responsibility, and coomunication skills, while also aiming to prevent risky or destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, violence, and risky sexual behavior. Program particiatints are co-creators of the program's training, which can lead to their feeling of ownership and responsibility for the program.

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Program Reviews

The Say It Straight Training program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

USDOE: Exemplary and Promising Safe, Disciplined, and Drug Free Schools Programs 2001, pp. 119-121PDF file

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