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Families And Schools Together (FAST)

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children
Children Succeeding in School

Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs
Students performing at grade level or meeting state curriculum standards
Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Early Childhood (0-8)
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
     Type of Setting
       Elementary School
       Middle School
     Type of Service
       Parent Education
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems
       Cognitive Development / School Performance
       Substance Use and Dependence
       Violent Behavior

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Families And Schools Together (FAST) is a multi-family group intervention designed to reduce anxiety and aggression and to increase social skills and attention spans among children ages 5 to 14. The program seeks to build protective factors for children, to empower parents to be the primary prevention agents for children, and to build supportive parent-to-parent groups.

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Program Reviews

The Families And Schools Together (FAST) program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

OJJDP Model Programs Guide

SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

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