Parent Education Workgroup
What we do
The goal of the Parent Education Workgroup is to provide skill building, educational opportunities and social marketing to support parents and guardians in raising healthy drug-free children. Workgroup strategies include:
Minigrants for Parent Education
In 2011 and 2012, the Parent Ed Workgroup awarded over $11,000 in minigrants to support workgroup strategies in the community. Awards went to nine organizations to support research-based parent education to parents and caregivers of children age 9 through 18 years, and to fund events that encourage families to connect over shared meals. The workgroup is currently seeking funding to support minigrants for the coming year.
Each year in September, the Parent Ed Workgroup creates a Parent Guide that is published as a supplement to the Recorder and the Athol Daily News. The parent guide includes features on local families, articles on parenting challenges, and lists of resources for local families. In 2012, the Parent Guide focused on healthy eating and forging family connections over the dinner table.