The Straight Talk Manual

Empowering kids to help themselves

The Straight Talk Manual

Empowering kids to help themselves


Introducing The Straight Talk Manual

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A communication and self-help workbook empowering kids to help themselves

By Diane Brokenshire

Diane has over 30 years experience working with children and teens selling over 10,000 copies of Straight Talk. More ….

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This newly revised 2017 edition written by Diane Brokenshire is ready to empower the kids in your life.

Loaded with quizzes, activities, information and tips addressing important issues relevant to kids today. Contains 260 A4 pages with lots of images to colour in.

You can photocopy all pages and distribute to your students, clients or kids in your care.

Primarily used by schools, counsellors, carers, youth workers and parents from around Australia, the United States and England.

Successfully used by kids 8 and up at workshops, in the classroom, in counselling, at home and with friends. Used and loved by teens as well! More …..

What 'Straight Talk' can do for the 'little people' in your life?

Help them improve their communication and self-help skills
Show them how to take responsibility for their self-esteem and increase their support networks
Ensure they have the ability to ask for help, if and when it’s ever needed
Offer tools and strategies to assist in times of stress
Offer easy to understand kid friendly information on 18 important topics such as substance abuse, mental health, relationships, respect, values, forgiveness, grief, bullying and more!
When completed The Straight Talk Manual can become a personal record of one’s life and experiences and a resource to refer back to for support and guidance

Tasmanian Education Department Review

The latest edition of The Straight Talk Manual develops knowledge, skills and understanding about how to live a happy, successful and resilient life.

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Introducing the Straight Talk Game

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Includes 50 laminated cards, instruction booklet and durable storage box.

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The self-discovery game for young people

By Diane Brokenshire
Revised and updated
Second edition 2014

This fun and friendly card game invites players to explore their experiences, feelings and relationships.
Players take turns picking cards and answering the questions.
It's great for two to six players and is enjoyed by all ages, even adults!
Straight Talk helps players discover and learn important communication and empathy skills and has a way of bringing people closer together. More …..
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What are people are saying about 'Straight Talk'?

The Straight Talk Manual chapter on mental health issues not only gave me new insights into the effects on children but also gave me hope that there are ways of helping and that with support children can rise above their circumstances.

Early Childhood Teacher

Thank you so much for taking the time both of these resources. I cannot recommend them higher enough to my staff and colleagues within the community services sector.

Emma - Anglicare

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Your resources are fantastic! I've given my students both the communication & respect sections over the past five weeks which they responded to really well. We played the Straight Talk Game, too. The kids were so engaged which was great!

Teacher - private college

Caring About Kids Workshops

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Do you work or live with kids?

Diane Brokenshire leads lively three hour, informative, interactive, practical and inspirational workshops designed for anyone who works or lives with kids.
Addressing several important and timely topics, Caring About Kids can help YOU help them, to help themselves.

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