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Parents as Heroes by Dr. Lynn McDonald

Written by FAST Founder Dr. Lynn McDonald in collaboration with FAST. Our wonderful Executive Director, Ms. Toni Rivera-Joachin, has asked me to write for the FAST blog during this challenging time of COVID. I am grateful for this invitation, as I am…


Do-It-Yourself FAST Activities at Home (Actividades de FAST en Casa)

Activities traditionally conducted during the FAST Program can be adapted at home during this period of social distancing and home quarantine. All of these activities are research-based and designed to promote family strengthening and bonding. We invite you to share…


FAST Values in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Written by FAST Director of Research & Innovation Dr. Robyn Sperling In this time of great uncertainty, we are all, understandably, stressed and confused. As we navigate our way through a very difficult period, there are many resources we can…


Update from Executive Director Toni Rivera-Joachin on COVID-19

To our FAST community, Families & Schools Together (FAST) is diligently monitoring the rapidly changing conditions of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) from our international office in Madison, WI. We value the health, safety, and well-being of our children,…


A Tradition of FAST Involvement at Focus on Community

Focus on Community in Racine, Wisconsin, is a nonprofit substance abuse prevention agency with a mission “to unite our community in an effort to prevent substance abuse and inspire healthy choices.” Through a variety of research-based and model programs, Focus…


A Glimpse of FAST in Brazil

 The FAST® Program in Tremembé, the first and only city in Brazil to offer FAST, is bringing parents and schools together for the future of the child, according to Cristiana Berthoud, Secretary of Education. “I used to say that…


FAST Welcomes New Executive Director Toni Rivera-Joachin

Families & Schools Together, Inc. is extremely pleased to welcome our new Executive Director, Toni Rivera-Joachin. Toni Rivera-Joachin has over twenty-four years of non-profit management experience and expertise working with underserved populations, including children and families, and advocating for social…