Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center


Guiding Good Choice

  • An evidence-based parenting series presented by Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership, Guiding Good Choices is offered to anyone who parents 9- to 14-year-olds in Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union.
  • Parents and other caregivers learn to create a family communication plan that includes children so that expectations are clear, limits are set, and trust is built.
  • Gives parents and other caregivers the tools to strengthen the family bonds that help kids thrive and succeed, just knowing someone has their back.
  • Itis a program that provides people who are parenting children in late elementary school with the knowledge and skills needed to guide their children through early adolescence. It seeks to strengthen and clarify family expectations for behaviors, enhance the conditions that build assets within the family and teach skills that help children resist peer pressure. Workshop activities are based on the Hawkin and Catalano Social Development strategy, a theory of human behavior that identifies the factors that promote social bonding and positive behavior. The Guiding Good Choices curriculum is research-based and is proven to help sup­port parents in instilling protective factors in their children. It has been honored with a number of citations of excellence and is considered a best practice by federal and state agencies.
  • For more information, visit Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership
  • Free 5 week program, 2 ½ hrs each session

For more information or to sign up, call 802-674-7089 or email

See the Pediatrics Department for more parenting resources