Protective Factors

The FAST Program’s History of Promoting School Safety

School safety in America is an urgent problem requiring complex solutions. While the FAST® Program cannot solve this issue, FAST is able to promote a safer school environment by collaboratively engaging parents, schools, community agencies and law enforcement– and it…


Protective Factors of Resilience: A Substance Abuse Prevention Strategy

Among the range of interventions needed to address the opioid and drug abuse crisis, community-based strategies and two-generational, whole-family preventions which build protective factors of resilience are worth investment. Protective factors, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),…


Making the Link with the Strengthening Families Framework

FAST® is recognized by The Center for the Study of Social Policy’s (CSSP) Strengthening Families™ in its Making the Link series. The Strengthening Families framework is a “research-informed approach” that strives to make a positive difference in the lives of children…