Parent Group
  • 309 W 39th Street
    Vancouver, WA 98660

  • Trinity Lutheran Church

Parent Group

Trinity is host to the Guiding Good Choices Parenting Group that meets for a free five session program.

The West Van for Youth coalition is offering free evidence-based parenting classes for up to 30 parents living in downtown Vancouver (98660, 98661, and 98663 ZIP codes).
Guiding Good Choices® is a five-week program for parents and other caregivers of children in grades 4-8 residing in west Vancouver.

In a lively and open atmosphere, parents will learn specific strategies to help their children avoid drug use and other adolescent problem behaviors, and develop into healthy adults. Parents will learn to set clear family guidelines on drugs, as well as learn and practice skills to strengthen family bonds, help their children develop healthy behaviors, and increase children’s involvement in the family.

The Guiding Good Choices program, from Channing Bete Company, was developed by Dr. J. David Hawkins and Dr. Richard F. Catalano of the University of Washington. Their research has shown that when children are bonded to their parents, school and non-drug-using peers, they are less likely to get involved in drug use or other behavior problems such as violence, teen pregnancy, depression, etc.  https://www.channing-bete.com/prevention-programs/guiding-good-choices/guiding-good- choices.html

The program will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church starting October 11 from 6-8 pm. Seats are available for to 15 English-speaking parents and 15 Spanish-speaking parents.

Meals and childcare will be provided. When participants complete ALL five sessions they will receive a $25 gift card.

To register, contact Gloria Dominguez, Guiding Good Choices® Facilitator: 360-859-3168 or gloriasmemories@comcast.net

The coalition, made up of students, individuals and public and private agencies, works to promote healthy choices and reduce substance misuse among youth. It was established in 2011 as part of the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative program funded and administered by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. Clark County is the fiscal agent for the coalition. For more information about the coalition, visit www.westvanforyouth.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/WestVanForYouth

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