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Family Check-Up (FCU) for Adolescents

About This Resource

Family Check-Up (FCU) for Adolescents is a family-centered preventive intervention based on a health maintenance model. It is designed to assist families with high-risk adolescents, ages 11–17 by targeting parental engagement and motivating parents to improve their parenting practices. Moreover, it offers a menu of family-centered interventions that support effective family management practices and promote the well-being and improved behavior of children and adolescents. The goal of FCU is to reduce the growth of adolescents’ problem behaviors and substance abuse, improve parenting skills, and reduce family conflict.

Crime Solutions from National Institute of Justice Registry

Rating: Promising


Washington State Institute for Public Policy Registry

Rating: Research-based


Cost Information: 

No cost information available

Who This Resource Is For


  • Behavioral Health
  • Family-Focused Program
  • Marijuana Use Prevention
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 1
  • Tier 2
  • Age Range: 

  • Middle
  • High
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • African American/Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • White
  • Other
  • Community Type: 

  • Rural
  • Urban