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Family Matters


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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Indicators
Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Service
       Parent Education
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Physical Health
       Substance Use and Dependence

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

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Program Overview

Family Matters is a family-based intervention program delivered through four booklets mailed to the home and follow-up telephone calls by health educators. The program seeks to reduce tobacco and alcohol use among young adolescents ages 12 to 14.

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Program Reviews

The Family Matters 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:

Find Youth Info Program Directory

OJJDP Model Programs Guide

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

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