My Choice Matters: Building Parent Muscle is for parents of all ages and is designed to provide Cape Cod parents a deeper understanding of promoting resiliency and positive coping skills in their children as well as specific communication techniques. This year parents and caregivers will be able to attend all sessions to gain skills in all areas. When it comes to substance use, choice matters – as parents and as community members. Believing that “My Choice Matters,” we are empowered to make decisions that have a positive impact on our lives and the lives of those around us.
Promoting Resiliency and Grit – Teaching our Children Positive Coping Skills with Cindy Horgan
Participants will leave this workshop with:
- How to start talking with, and listening to, your child at any age
- Techniques to help your child make good choices and good friends
- Ways to help your child say “No!”
The Secret Lives of Teens with Jon Mattleman
Participants will leave the workshop with:
- Strategies they can implement immediately
- New ways of understanding teens and their behaviors
- Innovative techniques for engaging teens
- Confidence, courage, and new language to use with teens
Sponsored by the Barnstable County Department of Human Services with support from Cape Cod Healthcare, Barnstable Public Schools, and The Cape Cod Foundation.
My Choice Matters is a Cape-wide media campaign sponsored by the Barnstable County Regional Substance Use Council that seeks to promote healthy behaviors. The campaign highlights ways that communities can provide positive choices. Research shows that misconceptions of the prevalence of risky behaviors can actually increase unhealthy behaviors among teens. Changing this perception and providing alternative activities can reduce unhealthy behaviors. In an effort to increase positive decisions among teens, the My Choice Matters campaign reinforces the positive behaviors of our community members and encourages healthy choices.