Say It Straight (SIS) is a research-based education and training program that results in empowering communication skills and behaviors, increased self-awareness, self-efficacy, personal and social responsibility, positive relationships and quality of life; and decreased alienation, risky or destructive behaviors, such as alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse, eating disorders, bullying, violence, precocious sexual behavior and behaviors leading to HIV/AIDS.
For more information about having this program in Spanish , please contact: Luis Benites at 610-388-7400 or by email at: Luis.Benites@holcombbhs.org
You Say It Straight When…
I count myself, I count you, and I count our issues.
I state my decisions without excuses.
I stand up for myself and respect your rights.
I count my feelings and your feelings.
I express my thoughts and feelings honestly.
Why Say It Straight?
-Proven to be effective in the prevention of risky or destructive behaviors, such as alcohol, tobacco, other drug use/abuse, alienation, violence, school drop-out, and teen pregnancy.
-Promotes wellness, personal and social responsibility, positive self-esteem, and positive relationships.
-Improves the quality of life with family, friends, schools, and community.
Host a Say It Straight Program…
Holcomb Prevention Specialists are available to bring this program to your school, youth group, or parent group – FREE of charge! This program is over 6-10 week sessions and can be presented in a format that works with your group!
For additional information or schedule a Say It Straight program in your school or community group, please contact Christine Dziembowski at 610-363-1488 or by email at: Christine.Dziembowski@holcombbhs.org
This program is coordinated by Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems Prevention & Education and originally made possible through grant funding from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and now through the Chester County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services.