"It is the mission of Harwood Union High School to provide an educational and creative environment in which every person is valued as an individual, challenged as a learner and inspired to contribute to a democratic society. As a professional learning organization of all academic departments, we are prepared to work together in order to provide a unique and personalized learning experience for all students."

“Guiding Good Choices” Parenting Class Focusing on kids ages 9-14

Join us for a 5-Week Parent Education Workshop Series, March 15 – April 12, 2017 at Waitsfield Elementary School to help parents improve family bonding and reduce risk of teenage drug use.

The award-winning parenting class Guiding Good Choices  is a free, five-session workshop that aids parents and/or caregivers of elementary and middle school students (grades fourth through eighth), sponsored by Vermont Department of Health Regional Prevention Partnership grant, Central Vermont New Directions Coalition, and Washington West Supervisory Union. The course covers:

  1. Understanding the adolescent brain, risk factors, protective factors
  2. Setting clear guidelines and following through with positive and negative consequences
  3. Preparing kids to respond to peer influence, refusal skills
  4. Conflict management, controlling and expressing anger constructively
  5. Strengthening family bonds and increasing children’s participation

It is important to reach kids early--before entering middle school and before high school are crucial times. Guiding Good Choices has an excellent track record for preventing youth alcohol and drug use.

  • WHEN: 5 Wednesdays, March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 12
  • TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • WHERE: Waitsfield Elementary School
  • WHO: Parents and caregivers of youth in grades 4-8, Ages 9-14

Free, Space is limited, Pre-registration is required. Childcare provided with reservations

Contact: Ann Gilbert, Director, CVNDC, at 802-223- 4949 or [email protected]