67% of FAST Parents say they have a better relationship with their FAST Child
My child is more confident and focused. He has a better attitude and has a new found understanding of privilege and responsibility.
51% of FAST parents feel more confident and productive at home and in their community
FAST has helped me to find out that I am a single parent, but that doesn't mean I am alone.
40% of teachers see improvements in children’s positive behaviors
I would not have believed such a transformation was possible in such a short time if I had not seen it with my own eyes.
64% of FAST Parents feel better connected to their community
In FAST, a group of parents decided to carpool together to a job fair. Two of the four parents were called for job interviews.
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.
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.
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.
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
June 3, 2016 – Madison, WI – Families & Schools Together, Inc. received a generous grant in the amount of $82,700 from the Humana Foundation to expand FAST®, the evidence-based parent engagement program, to two new elementary schools, in partnership
Families & Schools Together, Inc. receives $35,000 grant award from Madison Community Foundation to pilot FAST at One City Early Learning Centers in Madison, Wisconsin. This award will help to fund the implementation of FAST in South Madison, Wisconsin helping children to become school ready and helping parents in their efforts to support their child’s academic success.
July is National Minority Mental Health Month. While 1 in 5 people in the United States have a diagnosable mental illness, two-thirds of people do not receive the help they need for some reason or another. Minorities face even more significant barriers to accessing mental health support. FAST helps to build protective factors among families, improving family cohesion, family environment and ultimately supporting child mental health. #FASTPrevents #FASTCommunity