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Positive Family Support

About This Resource

The Positive Family Support (PFS) program, formerly known as Adolescent Transitions Program (ATP), is a multilevel, family-centered intervention targeting children at risk for problem behaviors or substance use and their families. Designed to address family dynamics related to the risk of adolescent problem behavior, the program is delivered to parents and their children in a middle school setting. Parent-focused segments of PFS concentrate on developing family management skills such as making requests, using rewards, monitoring, making rules, providing reasonable consequences for rule violations, problem solving, and active listening.

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Blueprints Registry

Rating: Promising

Link: https://www.blueprintsprograms.o...

Crime Solutions from National Institute of Justice Registry

Rating: Effective


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
  • Tier 3
  • Age Range: 

  • Middle
  • High
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • African American/Black
  • American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Other
  • Community Type: 

  • Suburban
  • Urban