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Guiding Good Choices

The Guiding Good Choices program, is a 5 week, 2 hours per week course, assisting parents of preteens and younger adolescents to strengthen their skills in family communication and family bonding. Families experience growth in refusal skills to peer pressure, resilience toward drug attractions, and reduction in substance use, misuse and abuse among teens.

Strengthening Families

The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 Years is a nationally recognized curriculum that provides parent, youth, and family education. The model is designed to be delivered in local communities for groups of 7-12 families. Educational programs that bring parents and their children together in learning environments strengthen entire families.This 2 1/2 hour course includes a family meal, separate breakout session for adolescents and parents, and a joint session applying the skills learned that evening. This course is offered through our partnership with the Marysville School District.



Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course is offered monthly through our partnership with the Northwest Educational Service District 189