Category: Research

  • Global Family Research Project: New Study Confirms Benefits of Connecting Parents with Each Other to Build Social Capital

    The Global Family Research Project’s featured the FAST® Program in their blog post: New Study Confirms Benefits of Connecting Parents with Each Other to Build Social Capital: Structured, school-based events improve parent network quality and could be especially helpful for Latinx families by GFRP Staff, published on Feb. 25, 2021. View/download the PDF version. READ MORE →

  • The power of social capital to reduce disparities

    Written by Dr. Lynn McDonald in collaboration with FAST The Kids Count (2016) and Race for Results (2017) reports by the Annie E. Casey Foundation identified disparities in overall child well-being across America. The local and national trends made visible through these reports highlight stark racial and socio-economic gaps, among other inequalities, in education, family and community, economic well-being,… READ MORE →

  • UNODC brings FAST to central Asia

    The FAST® Program was implemented in five developing countries in Asia in an effort to “prevent drug use, HIV/AIDS and crime and young people.” Funded by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the program became an integral component to a project which targeted these issues, among others, by testing family skills interventions within… READ MORE →

  • FAST through the eyes of participating families

    Dr. Melodie Fearnow-Kenney, from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center for School-Community Collaboration, and her colleagues recently investigated child and parent perceptions of FAST in their empirical article, “Child and Parent Voices on a Community-Based Prevention Program.” While Fearnow-Kenney and her colleagues acknowledge the vast efficacy research that has been conducted on FAST, they were specifically interested in… READ MORE →

  • Principals share parent engagement insights (survey results)

    In the Fall of 2016, Families & Schools Together, Inc. surveyed education leaders—principals and administrators—to learn more about parent engagement efforts at their schools. More than 1,400 principals, vice principals and head teachers completed our survey. All too often, practical tools, knowledge, funding, and best practices about effective partnership with families are difficult to come… READ MORE →