WHAT IS GUIDING GOOD CHOICES?
Guiding Good Choices is an evidence-based program that gives families information and tools to protect preteens and teens from the inevitable risks they encounter as they become more independent. Just as important, families will learn ways to build or maintain lasting relationships because teenagers who are more closely connected to their families have better health and educational outcomes.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM?
The program contains five sessions, an average session length of 2 hours each week. At the end of each session, participants learn how to hold a family meeting to share lessons learned or plan some fun family time. This regular time together builds bonds, promotes health, and helps GGC skills become a part of family life. Children must attend one session (session 4) that teaches peer resistance skills.
OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who should attend?- GGC is proven to be effective for youth ages 9-14. If you have youth that fall outside of this age group but are interested in attending, please call us at 509-322-8436, and we can discuss if it will be a good fit or not.
Who teaches GGC?- GGC is led by local facilitators experienced in prevention work and trained in the Guiding Good Choices curriculum.
How much does GGC cost?- The Okanogan County Community Coalition provides this program for FREE to our community.
The next course will begin on October 4th and runs through November 1st.
Meeting dates and times are as follows:
October 4th, 2022 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
October 11th, 2022 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
October 18th, 2022 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
October 25th, 2022 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
November 1st, 2022 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
The location will be 113 North Main st. Omak, WA 98841
We encourage all parents and caretakers in the home to attend if possible.
We ask that children not attend outside of the designated session.
All materials will be provided. You do not need to bring anything with you.
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole at Occcnicole@gmail.com.
Register now! Registration for this course closes on September 27th.