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Focus on Families

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Early Childhood (0-8)
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
     Type of Service
       Family Support
       Parent Education
     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

Focus on Families is a family-based intervention program designed to prevent drug-addicted parents' relapse and to reduce the likelihood of substance abuse among their children. The program offers training sessions for parents alone as well as for parents and children together.

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Program Reviews

The Focus on Families 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:

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

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