The Guiding Good Choices program, originally developed under the title Preparing for the Drug Free Years, is a five-session parent involvement program that teaches parents of children ages 9-14 how to reduce the risk that their children will develop drug problems. The program is appropriate for families of all races and ethnic backgrounds (Harachi, Catalano, & Hawkins, 1997).
The program typically takes place as a 10-hour parent participation program consisting of five 2-hour workshops. Workshops are usually held one evening each week for five consecutive weeks and use workbook- and video-based discussion models.
The typical implementation is five 2-hour workshops guided by workbook- and video-based discussion modules. Workshops are as follows:
Teachers, parent educators, or anyone who is comfortable facilitating parents' education can teach the Guiding Good Choices program. And thanks to the Workshop Leader's Guide, presenters will find implementation easy.
Training is also available from certified, experienced trainers who will assist in the implementation of the program and help ensure its fidelity. To learn more, visit our Support and Resources for Current Users page.
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