Melrose Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is once again offering the Parent Guiding Good Choices Workshops free to Melrose residents. Guiding Good Choices is a 5-session workshop series proven to strengthen family bonds, foster better communication skills, and decrease the chances of risky behavior by our children. It is open to adults who are raising children ages 9 to 14. Anyone working with this age group is also encouraged to attend. Melrose residents may attend this workshop series free with a $10 fee to cover the required Family Guide. (Non-Melrose resident fee is $125.) Babysitters are available upon request for night sessions.
Fall 2013 Parent Workshop Series:
Evening Workshops – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
· Tuesday Nights: Oct. 22nd, 29th, Nov. 5th (with children this session only), 12th, 19th
Location: Lincoln Elementary School, 80 West Wyoming Ave
· Wednesday Nights: Oct. 23rd, 30th, Nov. 6th (with children this session only), 13th, 20th
Location: Melrose Veteran’s Memorial Middle School, 350 Lynn Fells Pkwy
Morning Session: 9:00am - 11:30am
· Saturday mornings: Oct. 26th, Nov. 2nd, 9th (with children this session only), 16th, 23rd.
Location: First United Methodist Church, 645 Main St.
Deadline for Registration is October 15th.
Over 300 families have completed this program since its inception in the Fall 2007. Here is what a few of the past participants had to say:
“All of the sessions impacted me and the way I relate to my children. … I have used the skills I learned during those sessions almost daily and hopefully will continue to do so.”
“I felt that the workshop was very worthwhile. The facilitators were wonderful… they made all the participants feel comfortable.”
““The leaders were really informative, open and honest in their teaching”
"Thank you, I learned so much in those five sessions. I plan on sending an email to all my friends to let them know about the class."
If you are interested in learning more or registering for an upcoming workshop series, contact Lauren Dustin (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 781-462-3263.