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  NCJ Number: NCJ 173423     Find in a Library
  Title: Families and Schools Together: Building Relationships
  Document URL: HTML PDF 
  Author(s): Lynn McDonald Ph.D. ; Heather E. Frey
  Date Published: 11/1999
  Page Count: 20
  Series: OJJDP Family Strengthening Series
  Annotation: Using parent-professional collaborative teams, the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention systematically reaches out to entire families and organizes multifamily groups to increase parent involvement with at-risk youth.
  Abstract: The overall goal of the FAST program is to intervene early to help at-risk youth succeed in the community, at home, and in school and thus avoid problems related to delinquency, violence, addiction, and dropping out of school. The program uses the existing strengths of families, schools, and communities in creative partnerships. It offers youth structured opportunities for involvement in repeated, relationship-building interactions with the primary care-giving parent, other family members, peers, school personnel, and community representatives. The FAST curriculum is described, and program costs are identified. Risk and protective factors considered in the FAST program are examined, as are the family system, parent-to-parent support, parent self-help groups, and parent empowerment training. The process used to research and evaluate the FAST program is described, with examples given, and policy implications of the program are discussed. 72 references, 5 tables, 2 figures, and 3 photographs
  Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
  Index Term(s): Curriculum ; Program evaluation ; Home environment ; Family intervention programs ; Children at risk ; Juvenile crime control ; Parent-Child Relations ; Parental influence ; Adolescents at risk
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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