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
Since 2011, the Parent Ed Workgroup has awarded minigrants to support workgroup strategies in the community. Awards have gone to 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.
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. The 2016 edition is available here.