Wednesday, January 27, 2010

We want your opinions!!!!!

The Wood County Educational Service Center Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Prevention Program needs your help.

We need Wood County parents to complete a survey about parents' views of at-risk behaviors.

We have developed an online survey for parents asking their opinions and beliefs about at-risk behavior in teens.

This very short survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete. We do not collect any personal information.

Please take the survey and ask other parents you know to take it. Tweet it, put it on your Facebook wall, e-mail the link to friends. Spread the word somehow!

Take the survey by clicking here.

Thanks for your input!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Parent Project times have changed

The times and location for the winter/spring session of Parent Project have changed.

The Parent Project® is a parent training program designed for parents of adolescents who act out (those often referred to with the labels of oppositional defiant, or conduct disorder).

Topics include reducing family conflict and arguing, improving school performance and attendance, identifying and intervening with alcohol and other drug abuse, interceding with negative peer associations (including inappropriate dating relationships up to and including frank gang involvement) and helping parents to set effective applicable limits. Many parents attending Parent Project® have had difficulty identifying appropriate limits and enforcing consequences consistently. Parents who attend the Parent Project® are more likely to see their child’s attendance at school improve, and to require less school-based disciplinary resources as parents find powerful interventions at home with which to bring about change in their children. The motto of the Parent Project® is “Parents are the answer … when they have the tools they need.”

Presented in an educational format, parents are trained for a low fee of $20 for the accompanying 180-page workbook “A Parents’ Guide to Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior.” There is no cost for the training itself. If the entire course is completed and the parent has attended all of the required sessions, the $20 fee will be refunded. Parents attend 26 hours of instruction for a cost of less than one session of private counseling.

The Parent Project® will be held at Rossford High School on Wednesday evenings from Jan 27-March 17. The first session will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., while the remaining sessions will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.

Rossford High School is located at 701 Superior St, (route 25). Meetings will be held in room 129. Attendees should park at the rear of the school and use the rear entrance. There will be a sign saying "Parent Project."

For more information or to register, contact Lorrie Lewandowski, Wood County Educational Service Center, 1867 N. Research Dr., Bowling Green, OH, 43402. Phone: 419-354-9010, ext. 113. E-mail: