1. Strong African American Families Program Reduces Substance Use, Conduct Problems among Rural Teens

    A family-centered prevention program, Strong African American Families–Teen (SAAF–T) program, can help deter substance use, conduct problems and depressive symptoms among rural African-American teens, a new study published in Pediatrics finds. The study included African-American teens and their parents, who lived in rural Georgia. They attended five two-hour sessions on household...
  2. Café Hope Espresso Project: Job Training Program for Behavioral Health Clients

    Café Hope is a job training program for ACRS Behavioral Health clients. Participants typically have cognitive or emotional barriers to employment and varying levels of functionality. From a safe, supportive setting, clients learn about food safety, customer service, making beverages and basic business concepts. They then operate an espresso stand...
  3. Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14

    NNEDLearn 2012 Training Track: Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 The Strengthening Families Program (SFP 10-14) is a parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed to prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems, strengthen parenting skills, and build family strengths. The program has been designed and used with ethnically...
  4. Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched Family Checkup, an online resource that provides parents with research-based skills to help keep their kids drug-free. NIDA-funded research has shown the critical role parents play in preventing their children from using drugs. Family Checkup poses questions for parents to consider as...
  5. New Futures: Helping Communities and Educators to Provide Children Culturally Relevant Programs

    New Futures partners with families in their communities and with educators to ensure that children succeed in school and in life. Their integrated, culturally relevant programs in low-income apartment complexes build skills, foster connectedness, and promote strengths. Population of focus Low income children, youth, families and adults in South King County, Washington state Implementation New Futures...