10 Things To Know About Synthetic Drugs

Retired San Diego County Deputy Sheriff and SAY San Diego Prevention Specialist William Perno is a subject-matter expert on synthetic drugs. Mr. Perno has testified in support of synthetic drug legislation at the California State Assembly and provided trainings to community groups, school districts, students, teachers, parents, health care and prevention providers, drug-free community coalitions, policy makers and law enforcement throughout California. Mr. Perno was recently recognized by City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, as a key educator and an activist who assisted in the creation of the new synthetic drug ordinance in San Diego. 

Read the Post

Serving Those Who Serve Our Nation

A message from President & CEO Nancy Gannon Hornberger

Soldier Dad with Two KidsVeterans Day, November 11, commemorates the signing of the armistice ending WWI, and honors the bravery and service of all Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans Day also gives us an opportunity to reflect on what we’re now doing and can do even better to serve those who serve our nation. San Diego County has one of the nation’s largest populations of active duty, transitioning and Veteran military members and their families in the country.

At SAY San Diego, we have a dedicated focus on serving military families who, like service members, devote themselves to the mission of serving and supporting everyone else and our nation. Military families are resilient, have extraordinary can-do attitude, respond optimistically to adversity and the unexpected, and often emerge strengthened, more resourceful and more confident. Yet, challenges of stress, trauma, social isolation and economic insecurity experienced by military families are daunting—far beyond the challenges faced by non-military families.

Read the Post

Healthy Boundaries Testimonial

Mother and childIn honor of Domestic Violence Month, I’d like to give thanks to SAY San Diego for giving me the opportunity to partake in the treatment of learning healthy boundaries with Andria (my instructor). A lot of us grow up with domestic violence and then become a part of domestic violence as adults. We go from being the children of victims to the person being assaulted. And although the easy thing to say is “just get out,” our childhood trauma binds us to a life that we are accustomed to. The lack of confidence and self-worth crushes our spirit.

Read the Post

Preventing and Reducing Family and Domestic Violence

A message from President & CEO Nancy Gannon Hornberger

dvawarenesscardfrontAs human beings we hope for, work for, and count on healthy, safe, and loving relationships. We are social beings and our relationships with others define us. Healthy relationships begin with one’s relationship to oneself – shaped by early family life and how we have been parented and cared for. They extend to relationships with peers, friends, adults outside of the family sphere, and with romantic attachments.  How we act and relate to community and the larger society round out the picture.

Read the Post

Off to School We Go!

Back to School Tips for Parents from SAY San Diego

A message from SAY San Diego President & CEO Nancy Gannon Hornberger

As parents, we may dread or long for the first day of school, and the same is true for our kids. Either way, it’s quite a change after a summer break, typically filled with unstructured time, later morning wake-ups, no daily homework, more friend and family time, and significantly more “screen” time. Here are some tips to make it work a bit better.

Read the Post

1 3 4 5 6 7