Guiding Good Choices
Learn all about when, where, and how to draw the line with your tween/teen
The Guiding Good Choices (GGC) series for parents of middle school aged children returns to Vashon. The series is online, packed with helpful information and tools, and is free-of-charge!
GGC is an evidence-based family-competency program that is delivered in 5 weekly sessions. The sessions are designed to strengthen parents' family management skills, enhance parent–child bonding and build children's peer-resistance skills.
Children are required to attend session 4, which concentrates on peer pressure. The other four sessions involve only parents and include instruction in four areas:
- Identifying risk factors for adolescent substance use and creating strategies to enhance the family’s protective processes.
- Developing effective parenting skills, particularly those regarding substance use issues.
- Managing anger and family conflict.
- Providing opportunities for positive child involvement in family activities.
GGC is based on the social development model, which theorizes that enhancing protective factors - such as prosocial bonding to family, school and peers and establishing clear standards or norms for behavior - will decrease the likelihood that children will engage in problem behaviors.
1st class: Kick-off & Overview
January 21, 2021
Class Dates: Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 4
Thursday Nights, 6-8 pm via Zoom
5 sessions required
Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A $75 gift certificate for IGA or Thriftway is available to each family upon completion of the class.