In addition to its implementation in the Project Family study described previously, the curriculum has been effectively carried out by local communities without external funding. Most of these programs have been implemented by schools, churches, substance abuse prevention agencies, and the Cooperative Extension Service. In addition, a controlled study with 110 African American families is being conducted with funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It is part of the Families and Communities Health Study funded by NIMH through the ISU Institute for Social and Behavioral Research. Another longitudinal, controlled Project Family study, funded by NIDA, is designed in part to determine whether involving families in the SFP 10-14 in addition to a school-based substance abuse prevention program (Botvin, 1996) is more effective than the school-based training alone.

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Competency Training
The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14
Juvenile Justice Bulletin August 2000