ERIC Number: ED436609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Families and Schools Together: Building Relationships. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
McDonald, Lynn; Frey, Heather E.
This bulletin profiles a program, Families and Schools Together (FAST), that brings at-risk children and their families together in multifamily groups to strengthen families and increase the likelihood that children will succeed at home, at school, and in the community. Drawing on research and family therapy, FAST builds protective factors for children and increases parent involvement with the family, other parents, the school, and the community. Families participate in an initial 8-week program, followed by 2 years of monthly meetings of a school-based group that provides a social support network. Evaluations have shown that FAST has a statistically significant positive impact on children and families. Communities in search of a school-based approach to interventions for at-risk children and families will find ideas in this bulletin. (Contains 5 tables, 2 figures, and 72 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.