SRSLY is leading a free parent workshop in Chelsea this summer!
The Guiding Good Choices program aims 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.
Parents, guardians and/or grandparents who participate in the Guiding Good Choices workshop decrease their kids’ chances of drug use by 40%.
The program consists of five 2-hour workshops. SRSLY will be hosting the workshops on Mondays from June 17-July 15 from 10 am to 12pm at the Chelsea First United Methodist Church, located at 128 Park St. in Room 207.
Registration is required. To register, visit https://www.stjoeschelsea.org/body_chelsea.cfm?id=3593®istration=true&action=detail&ref=15347
Questions? Email Emily.Griswold@stjoeshealth.org.