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Guiding Good Choices
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Designed for parents of children in grades four through seven, this five-session
curriculum helps parents prevent their children's drug use and related behavior
Guiding Good ChoicesTM (GGC) is an interactive, multimedia curriculum that
uses a variety of strategies to teach parents new skills. The GGC video shows
families modeling the skills. The curriculum also uses role-play, guided practice,
small- and large-group discussion, and home practice activities.
- creating opportunities for children to be involved in their families in meaningful ways
- strengthening family bonds
- setting clear expectations for their children's behavior and establishing family policies
- teaching their children skills to resist peer pressure
- reducing family conflict through anger management skills
- practicing consistent and effective family management
At Birch Elementary, GGC workshops were timed to coincide with fifth-grade registration for middle school,
when parents were focused on this important transition in their child's life. Parents left the workshops feeling
more confident in their ability to support their children as they entered the often turbulent teen years.
The parents of 11-year-old Emily knew they should talk with their daughter about tobacco, alcohol, and other
drugs, but they just weren't sure how to do so. In fact, there were a lot of subjects that they didn't feel
prepared to handle as Emily approached middle school. At the GGC workshops, they learned how to
develop family guidelines for drug use and other behaviors with Emily. They also learned how to hold regular
family meetings, which provided a way for them to ensure good communication and problem solving as
Emily entered adolescence.
Purchasing Guiding Good Choices: These materials are available for order through the Channing Bete Company.
Please visit their website for a breakdown of costs: http://www.channing-bete.com/prevention-programs/guiding-good-choices/.
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