The effectiveness of FAST has been demonstrated in several Randomized Control Trials (RCTs), studies in which participants are randomly assigned to a group that participates in a program or a control group that does not. This type of study is valued for measuring effectiveness while minimizing bias. Select a trial below to view results and published articles.

FAST (Families and Schools Together): An Innovative, Targeted Strategy for Removing Key Barriers to School Turnaround

Grant: U.S. Department of Education, Investing in Innovation (i3) grant

Principal Investigators: Tom Kratochwill

Philadelphia FAST i3 Website

Details and articles.

 

Can FAST Build Social Capital Among Low-Income, Urban Latino Families

Grant: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant no. R01HD051762-01A2

Principal Investigators: Ruth Lopez Turley, Rice University Adam Gamoran, Alyn Turner and Rachel Fish, University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Lynn McDonald, consultant.

Details and articles.

 

An Intervention for Children with Emotional Disabilities or High Risk for Special Education Services

Grant: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) Grant

Families and Schools Together: An Experimental Analysis of a Parent Mediated Early Intervention for Elementary Children

Principal Investigators: Thomas R. Kratochwill, Lynn McDonald, Joel R. Levin

Details and articles.

 

Reduce Aggressive and Delinquent Behaviors in Low-income, Urban Latino Children After 8 Weeks of FAST

Grant: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Grant R01-10067

Principal Investigators: D. Paul Moberg, Lynn McDonald, Roger Brown, Melissa Burke

Details and articles.

 

Families and Schools Together: An Experimental Analysis of a Parent-Mediated Early Intervention Program for At-Risk American Indian Children

Grant: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) Grant

Families and Schools Together: An Experimental Analysis of a Parent-Mediated Early Intervention Program for At-Risk American Indian Children

Principal Investigators: Thomas R. Kratochwill, Holly Young-Bear Tibbitts, Lynn McDonald, Joel R. Levin

Details and articles.

 

Improve Behavior Problems in Low-Income, African American Children in Urban New Orleans

Grant:  Administration of Children and Families (ACYF) ABT: National Evaluation of Family Support Programs

Principal Investigators: Jean Layzer, Barbara Goodson, Cindy Creps, Alan Werner, Lawrence Bernstein

Details and articles.