FAST® is an internationally acclaimed parent engagement program that helps children thrive by building stronger relationships at home.

Why is FAST so effective?

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Parent Empowerment

Through experiential learning rather than lecture, FAST teaches parents to become effective family leaders equipped to help their children thrive. On a scale of 1 to 10, FAST parent graduates give the program a 9.4 satisfaction rating.

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Evidence-Based Activities

Each 2.5-hour FAST Program conducted over 8 to 10 weeks systematically incorporates research and evidence-based practices proven to build protective factors, decrease risk factors and increase social capital around children and families.

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Multi-Family Groups

Based on family systems theory and family stress theory, FAST brings families together in dynamic groups to build supportive relationships across domains of family, school and community.

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Recognized by SAMHSA, UNODC, OJJDP

FAST is included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, and has been recognized as a model program since 2002. The program is also recognized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Learn more

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FAST® News

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Families and Schools Together, Inc. (FAST)
Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2015 at 5:01 pm

We are excited to see that school districts nationwide are recognizing the role of parent engagement in improving child behavior and increasing academic achievement! #FASTParentEngagement #FASTideas #FASTCommunity

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Parent Engagement on Rise as Priority for Schools, Districts

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As districts adopt formal efforts to integrate parents into the fabric of their schools, advocates welcome a shift away from seeing...