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FAST International
2440 Commonwealth Avenue
Madison, WI 53711 USA
Phone/fax: (888) FAST006
FAST Project for Research
University of Wisconsin, Madison
1025 W. Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 263-9476
Fax: (608) 263-6448
E-mail: mrmcdona@facstaff.wisc.edu
FAST Training and Evaluation Center
Graduate Program in Family Therapy
Edgewood College
855 Woodrow Street
Madison, WI 53711
Telephone: (800) 444-4861
Fax: (608) 257-1455
Main FAST website: http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/fast/

Families and Schools Together (FAST) is a collaborative prevention and parent involvement program designed to address three problems: 1) alcohol and drug abuse, 2) violence and delinquency, and 3) school dropout. The core of the program involves eight weekly meetings usually held in the school during which positive interactional experiences for families are structured and facilitated by a collaborative leadership team. Families graduate from the program at the end of eight weeks and then participate in monthly follow-up meetings for 2 years. Evaluation results after 8 weeks show statistically significant improvement in the child's classroom behaviors, home behaviors, self-esteem, in family closeness, in parent involvement in school, and reduction in social isolation.

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