It's been shown to be effective in helping parents prevent and reduce teen substance use.
The Frederick County Health Department is offering a free class for parents of children ages 9 to 14, geared to help prevent and reduce teen substance use. Todd Crum, Substance Prevention Supervisor, says it's called Guiding Good Choices. "It is a genuinely, positive, parent education program. It does have a positive impact on preventing teen drug use, as well as promoting all of those other behaviors that we want to see in young teens, and in families in general," said Crum.
The "Guiding Good Choices" program offers parents information on setting guidelines, teaches constructive ways to handle anger, and provides techniques to strengthen family connections.
The next class begins Tuesday, May 8th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at the Frederick County Health Department, 350 Montevue Lane, Entrance D: Room 2-139. The class meets for five consecutive Tuesdays and is provided free of charge.
To register call 301-600-1755 or email tcrum1@FrederickCountyMD.gov.