My Choice Matters:

Building Parent Muscle


Cape Codder
1225 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA 02601

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Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Registration, Lunch, and Meet with Local Experts

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Welcome

12:20 PM – 2:30 PM Parent Workshops

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Wrap Up and Resources


Kim Slade
Barnstable County Regional Substance Use Council










Parents and caregivers of children of all ages are invited to attend this FREE event

Free Childcare and Lunch

Local Experts & Resources

Parent Toolkit

Second Annual Parent Summit


My Choice Matters: Building Parent Muscle is for parents of children of all ages and is designed to provide Cape Cod parents a deeper understanding of promoting resiliency and positive coping skills in their children as well as specific communication techniques.  When it comes to substance use, choice matters – as parents and as community members. Believing that “My Choice Matters,” we are empowered to make decisions that have a positive impact on our lives and the lives of those around us.


Growing Grit and Resiliency - Teaching our Children Positive Coping Skills  with Cindy Horgan

Learn About:

  • Improving communication with your child
  • Ways to help your child say “No!"
  • Techniques to help your child make good choices


The Secret Lives of Teens with Jon Mattleman

Learn About: 

  • Strategies you can implement immediately

  • New ways of understanding teens and their behaviors

  • Innovative techniques for engaging teens

  • Confidence, courage, and new language to use with teens


If you are deaf or hard of hearing or a person with a disability who requires an accommodation, contact the Department of Human Services at 508-375-6628.

Requests for sign language interpreter must be made by October 20, 2017.