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Free Virtual 'Guiding Good Choices' class offered for Centralia Parents

Centralia College and the Centralia Prevention Coalition are partnering to offer a free “Guiding Good Choices” class for Centralia parents and guardians of children ages 9 to 14. This five-session class brings together parents to practice proven techniques to help guide children in making healthy choices. The class will be held virtually on Wednesdays, April 7 – May 5 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Parents or guardians that attend at least four class sessions will receive free dinner delivered to their home along with a small gift bag on the last night of class.

The class is taught by the Centralia College Family Education department using the “Guiding Good Choices” curriculum. Participants learn valuable skills and connect with other parents in a fun and supportive environment. Each 2 hour class session provides valuable information on how to keep children safe and healthy. Activities help parents and guardians spot risky behaviors, establish clear rules, learn to navigate family conflicts, and practice using the family meeting to improve relationships and involve youth in family decisions.

The class is sponsored by the Centralia Prevention Coalition with funding from the Washington State Health Care Authority. The coalition brings together community members, businesses, and organizations to reduce youth substance use.

Pre-registration is required for the class. To register, call 360-623-8412 or email mary.gilbreath@centralia.edu. Parents outside the Centralia area can ask to be added to a waiting list to attend if there is space available. For questions about the class, email Julie Jaeger at julie.jaeger@centralia.edu.