Nurturing the inherent potential of every child by uniting families, schools, and communities

Together, we can build stronger families.

For Children & Families

The FAST® Program is an internationally acclaimed family engagement program that empowers parents and supports the relationship-building necessary for children to thrive. By applying research and evidence-based family therapy practices, this program promotes the full potential of every child.

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For Schools & Educators

The FAST® Institute of Family Engagement trains school staff to partner with families in support of children’s education and well-being. By blending best practices in teacher training and family and community engagement, sessions helps schools to create a more welcoming environment for all families.

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For Providers & Members

In addition to training and services provided by the FAST Office, we are expanding support for program providers and “members” by developing a web portal to streamline access to resources, materials, and paperwork related to their program(s) and family engagement interests. Membership and login required.

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FAST was one of the first prevention and early intervention programs to develop practical applications for adult and children’s mental health research findings. Today, our organization continues to evolve and improve our work in family engagement by integrating new scientific findings and research into our programs. LEARN MORE

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News & Updates

  • NOW HIRING: Executive Director/CEO
    DESCRIPTION Title: Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer Status: Full-time Location: Remote with approx. 20% travel required; preference given to candidates residing in Wisconsin Reports To: Chair, Board of Directors Summary/Scope: The Executive Director of Families & Schools Together is responsible for the overall operation of the […]
  • Families & Schools Together Executive Director recognized by Titan 100
    Announcing the recipients of the 2023 Wisconsin Titan 100 Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP are pleased to announce Toni Rivera, executive director of Families & Schools Together, as a 2023 Wisconsin Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes […]
  • Goodman Community Center: Life in the ‘FAST’ Lane
    The Goodman Community Center featured the FAST® Program in their blog post: Life in the ‘FAST’ Lane: Families and Schools Together helps parents build a community of support and connect with their kids” by Amie Hoag, published on Sept. 6, […]
  • Czech Republic becomes 22nd country to implement the FAST Program
    Families & Schools Together is celebrating our Czech Republic partners and recognizing their incredible hard work after the conclusion of the first two program cycles in the country – a goal that has been a long time coming. In fact, […]

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