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Guiding Good Choices-Parent Workshop

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Alyssa's Place Peer Recovery and Resource Center

297 Central Street, Gardner, MA, 01440

Gardner, MA 01440

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The goal of the Guiding Good Choices program is to prevent substance abuse among teens by teaching parents of preteens and younger adolescents the skills they need to improve family communication and family bonding. The program draws on extensive research that demonstrates the critical importance of bonding in reducing or inhibiting adolescent participation in antisocial behaviors.

During the course of the Guiding Good Choices program, parents will learn specific strategies to help their children avoid drug use and other adolescent problem behaviors, and develop into healthy adults. Parents will learn to set clear family guidelines on drugs, as well as learn and practice skills to strengthen family bonds, help their children develop healthy behaviors, and increase children's involvement in the family.

Since there is clear evidence that the child-rearing practices, attitudes, values, and behaviors of parents influence whether their children will use drugs, the Guiding Good Choices program is designed for parents. Education that begins during the preteen years and early adolescence is key for helping parents reduce their child's risk for drug use as a teen.

The program consists of five 2-hour workshops that will be held on January 11th and 18th, and February 1st, 8th and 15th from 6-8pm.

Light dinner will be served during each session.

For more information please contact Veronika Patty at 978-829-2447 or at vpatty@luk.org

This program is brought to you by GAAMHA, Inc, Alyssa's Place, Gardner Community Action Team and A.E.D. Foundation, Inc.




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