Guiding Good Choices® (GGC)

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Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Guiding Good Choices® (GGC) has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Parent Training Programs that Address Behavior Problems in Children and Adolescents.

Target Population: Parents of adolescents and young teens

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 9 – 14

Brief Description

GGC is a designed to help parents develop positive parenting and family management skills. The goal of GGC is to prevent substance abuse and other risky behaviors among teens by improving family communication and family bonding which has been shown to be critically important in reducing or inhibiting adolescent participation in antisocial behaviors.

During the course of GCC, parents learn to set clear family guidelines on drugs, as well as learn and practice skills to strengthen family bonds, help their children develop healthy behaviors, and increase children's involvement in the family.

Program Goals:

The goals of Guiding Good Choices® (GGC) are:

  • Prevent substance abuse among teens
  • Prevent other risky behaviors among teens
  • Improve family communication
  • Improve family bonding

Contact Information

Name: Customer Service
Agency/Affiliation: Channing Bete Company, Inc.
Phone: (187) 789-6853 x2
Fax: (180) 049-9646 x4

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: April 2016

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2016