Columbus Public Health's Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS)
Prevention Program offers two options for families who want to participate in a
parenting supportive education programing.
1.Parenting Wisely is an evidence-based
program proven to develop effective child supervision and increase parent
involvement for families with at-risk children.
In addition to the topics covered by the curriculum we include how
alcohol and drug use impacts parenting and the family relationship, impact of
childhood trauma on behavior, and coping skills.
Outcomes of Parenting Wisely Include:
- Increased knowledge & use of positive
- A decrease in child behavior problems
- Improved problem solving
- Enhances family communication
- Increases parental supervision and appropriate
Parenting Wisely is offered both in person and
virtually using ZOOM. Classes are
discussion based small groups and sessions open every 4-5 weeks. Participants must complete each of the 4-5 classes
in order to receive a certificate of completion along with class pre/posttest
person classes meet once a week for 2 hours to include 5 classes.
classes meet once a week for 2 hours to include 4 classes.
Parenting Wisely participants must have email, internet and the use of a web
camera. Links for the class will be sent
once participants have completed paperwork and pick up their class workbook
To register for Parenting Wisely call
2.PAX TOOLS is a collection of evidence-based
trauma – informed strategies to improve cooperation and self-regulation you
youth. PAX Tools draws on decades of science to create strategies that support
parents, youth workers, and other caring adults to create a nurturing
environment that ultimately helps kids thrive. PAX Tools is based on PAX Good
Behavior Games providing participants with 9 Tools to utilize with youth.
Tools is offered in a 2.5 hour seminar that is discussion based and
will receive a Tool Box with materials along with a certificate of completion.
this training does not take the place of PAX Good Behavior Game.
To schedule a PAX Tools training for your
organization of caring adults who interact with children such as parents,
caregivers, community professionals and volunteers call 614-645-1342.
programs are grant funded through ADAMH and are free to participate.