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Free parenting classes offered in Baraga and Calumet

Dial Help is offering Guiding Good Choices, a free class for parents and caregivers of youth age 9 to 14. Guiding Good Choices offers a chance to learn skills for family management, including: Reducing adolescent problem behaviors, increasing communication skills, improving parent/guardian/child interactions and bonding, and teaching adolescents to resist peer influences.

Classes will be held in Baraga and Calumet:

• Baraga: Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Baraga Area Schools Library, Nov. 14 through Dec. 19 (except Thanksgiving) – Register by contacting Chris at cschuldt@dialhelp.org or 906-482-8701

• Calumet: Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at CLK Public Schools Commons Area, Nov. 19 through Dec. 17 – Register by contacting Mandy at mdaniels@dialhelp.org or 906-482-8701

“Guiding Good Choices is a really great program for any parent or guardian of middle-schoolers,” said Chris Schuldt, Prevention Coordinator at Dial Help. “It’s only two hours a week for five weeks, so you get a lot out of a small commitment. We encourage people to come and bring a friend!”

Guiding Good Choices is provided in partnership with Baraga County CTC and Houghton/Keweenaw CTC, and funded by NorthCare Network. Learn more about Dial Help at www.dialhelp.org, about Baraga County CTC at www.upcnetwork.org/baraga, about Houghton/Keweenaw CTC at www.houghtonkeweenawctc.com, and about NorthCare at www.northcarenetwork.org.