Family Check Up Program
Initiative Description: Three-session Family Check-Up (FCU), which is designed to motivate change in parenting practices by using an assessment-driven approach and strengths-based feedback. Following the FCU, a menu of family-centered interventions is offered to support effective family management practices and promote the well-being and improved behavior of children and adolescents.
Study Results: Adolescents whose parents received the FCU maintained a satisfactory GPA into high school, and intervention engagement was associated with improved attendance.
Reference: Stormshak, E. A., Connell, A., & Dishion, T. J. (2009). An adaptive approach to family centered intervention in schools: Linking intervention engagement to academic outcomes in middle and high school. Prevention Science, 10(3), 221-235.
Level of Evidence: Very Good