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26/05/2008

Tool Information

Settings: Education
MHP Steps: Implementation
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
URL: Click here for Tool Website

Evaluation: Yes
Available Formats: Online
Free: Yes
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Individual
Tool Type: Programme
Download(s): Families and Schools Together - 251 KB

Tool Description

Families and Schools Together (FAST) is a multifamily group intervention aimed at reducing anxiety and aggression, while increasing social skills in children 5 to 14 years of age. Its goals are to (1) enhance family functioning; (2) prevent the target child from experiencing school failure; (3) prevent substance abuse by the child and other family members; and (4) reduce the stress that parents and children experience from daily life situations. Entire families (5 to 25) participate in program activities, designed to build respect for parents, bonds among family members, and bonds between family members and the school.

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: Limited application
Tool mainly used in: United States
Stage of Development: No information found
Evaluation and Research: No information found
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: Descriptor not applicable

Evaluation Description

Two strategies have been used to evaluate FAST: (1) large multisite studies with rigorous experimental designs and; (2) pre- and postprogram outcome evaluations of every new site. Both are described below

Contact Details

Contact Name: Carol Goedken - CEO/Executive Director
Organisation Name: Families and Schools Together
Address: 2801 International Lane, Suite 212
Postal Code: Madison, WI 53704
Country: United States
Email: cgoedken@familiesandschools.org
Telephone: 608-663-2382

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