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ERIC Number: EJ1175875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Strengthening Families Program: An Evidence-Based Family Intervention for Parents of High-Risk Children and Adolescents
Kumpfer, Karol L.; Magalhães, Cátia
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v27 n3 p174-179 2018
This article reviews the contents and research on the Strengthening Families Program (SFP), a family evidence-based seven- to 14-session intervention for drug prevention in high-risk children ages 0 to 17. Twelve Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) found significant improvements in youths' behavioral health, including 50% reductions in substance misuse, depression/anxiety, and child maltreatment. Culturally adapted SFP versions have improved family relations and the children's behavioral health in 36 countries. To reduce costs of SFP's family groups, a SFP Years DVD was developed and found effective in schools, health clinics, child welfare, and juvenile justice. Future directions include putting SFP on the Web and on smartphones.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS); National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) (NIH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS); Administration for Children and Families (DHHS); Department of Education (ED); Office of Minority Health (PHS/DHHS)
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