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Families And Schools Together (FAST)

About This Resource

Families And Schools Together (FAST) is a multifamily group intervention program designed to build protective factors for children, to empower parents to be the primary prevention agents for their own children, and to build supportive parent-to-parent groups. 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 such as adolescent delinquency, violence, addiction, and dropping out of school. The FAST program achieves its goals by respecting and supporting parents and by using the existing strengths of families, schools, and communities in creative partnerships. The program is geared to at-risk children ages 4 to 12 and their families.

Crime Solutions from National Institute of Justice Registry

Rating: Effective


National Dropout Prevention Center Registry

Rating: Strong Evidence


Cost Information: 

No cost information available

Who This Resource Is For


  • Dropout Prevention
  • Family-Focused Program
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Violence Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 1
  • Tier 2
  • Age Range: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • African American/Black
  • American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • White
  • Community Type: 

  • Inner City
  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Tribal
  • Urban