The Straight Talk Manual

Empowering kids to help themselves

The Straight Talk Manual

Empowering kids to help themselves

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The Straight Talk Manual

Contains 260 A4 reproducible pages in these formats:

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A4 Binder with easily removable pages $99
Makes photocopying easy
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USB Stick with PDF Manual file plus extras $69
Includes: The Girl’s Club Facilitator Manual plus other useful handouts
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Electronic download PDF file $49
Immediately available for use and copying
The Straight Talk Manual has been successfully used by teachers, counsellors, youth workers and families across Australia, Europe and America since first published in 1997.

The Straight Talk Manual addresses important topics relevant to kids today. The manual includes 18 chapters offering important information, tips, quizzes, activities and colouring in pages.

The New Straight Talk Manual invites young people to explore relevant and important topics plus their own experiences including feelings and relationships, values, stress, respect, healthy relationships, bullying, communication, forgiveness, grief, finding help fast, staying safe and sensitive family issues like substance abuse and mental health.

Try these pages from the manual

Explore the 19 chapters. Start at the beginning or find an area of interest.
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Fun artwork for kids and teens - looks amazing when coloured in!
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Worksheets invite and encourage kids to think about their experiences, feelings and relationships.
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Self-scoring to reflect on who they are.
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Important topics to help kids navigate life.
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Information delivered in a fun ways.
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Activities for building important life skills such as discovering personal strengths.
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Review by the Tasmanian Department of Education

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What people are saying

“I’ve used both The New Straight Talk Manual and Game in my work with children and find it such an amazing tool to have. Thank you so much for talking the time to re-develop these resources. I cannot recommend them higher enough to my staff and colleagues within the community services sector."

Anglicare TAS

"The Straight Talk Manual has been a great tool for us and for our older kid's church. It is written in everyday, down-to-earth language, well set out and easy to copy for discussion groups. Thanks Diane!"

Shirley Gregory
The Salvos Bendigo VIC

‘Straight Talk’…. Literally life saving for several of my students.”

Principal Bagdad Primary School TAS

“The workshop was helpful and useful, well presented and fun and gave me more of an insight into how to help children.”
“Awesome job, Di. It’s a beautiful thing.”

Jo Ristow
Child Protection Worker

"Extremely inspirational… It gave me some great ideas and was well presented and very enjoyable. It would be great to do a full day session with you!”
“Good to see and understand your tools to use with children. I feel more equipped now to deal with the mental health and substance issues of my clients and their children.”
“Hi Di… The New Straight Talk Manual is fantastic! My students have responded to the chapters really well. Well done.”

Karen from Don College, Tasmania

“Hi Di… I’ve used quite a few of the chapters from the new manual; the friendship one being particularly useful for a group of 3/4 students I’ve been working with. They, along with other students, like the cards which are a great way to get them talking about important stuff.”

Student Family Worker
Ballarat VIC

“An excellent reminder of skills and practices; New ideas, presented in a beautiful manner. Thank you for sharing your story.”
“The Caring About Kids Workshop…Pretty much spot on! Thanks for an awesome session. I really enjoyed your story.”
"You'll be glad to know that two of our Mooroopna Primary Schools are benefiting from Straight Talk. We've been trialling a six week program with Grade 5/6 girls and have just completed week 4 and the girls are interacting beautifully. I bring along some very trendy gel pens and texts and the girls are engrossed in the intricate designs through out the chapters. It's a nice distraction for them as they listen and participate. I'm happy to report that we are loving 'Straight Talk' and the girls are reporting that they look forward to each Wednesday when we meet."

King regards
Jo Barrett
Salvation Army Pathways

Would you like to look inside The Straight Talk Manual?
Download the free sample and try it out with the kids in your life!