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Multidimensional Family Therapy

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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
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Setting
       Home Visiting
     Type of Service
       Family Support
       Parent Education
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems
       Juvenile Justice
       Mental Health
       Physical Health
       Substance Use and Dependence

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

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Program Overview

Multidimensional Family Therapy is a comprehensive, family-based program that helps adolescents and their families develop protective and healing factors and processes to offset substance use and behavioral problems. The program targets substance-abusing adolescents as well as those at risk for substance use and other problem behaviors.

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Program Reviews

The Multidimensional Family Therapy 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:

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

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