Guiding Good Choices (GGC) is a free family class for anyone who interacts with middle schoolers. It provides the skills to reduce youth's risk for using alcohol/other drugs.
The class is six sessions of two hours each week. Children are required to attend one session that teaches peer resistance skills. The other sessions are solely for parents and include instruction on:
- Identification of risk factors for adolescent substance abuse and a strategy to enhance protective family processes
- Development of effective parenting practices
- Family conflict management
- Use of family meetings as a way for improving family management
Good Choices parent/caregiver program. This education series will be held on 5 consecutive Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm:
Session #4, February 21st, Avoiding Trouble: How to Say No, Keep Your Friends, and Still Have Fun
Session #5, February 28th, Involving Everyone: How to Strengthen Family Bonds
- Supper will be provided at each session
- Child supervision available at the Children's Museum for participants' child(ren)
- Participants who complete all five sessions will be eligible to win a $50 Wal-Mart gift card.
This series is being hosted at the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum (123 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette) and is offered through the Marquette-Alger RESA and supported by Marquette County Cares (MC2). Funding provided by the NorthCare Network. Please fill out the information below so that we can better serve you during the program.