Fast Track Intervention
Initiative Description: The 10‐year intervention addressed parent behavior‐management, child social cognitive skills, reading, home visiting, mentoring, and classroom curricula. For the elementary school phase of the intervention (Grades 1–5), all families were offered parent training with home visiting, academic tutoring, and child social skills training. Adolescent developmental issues were addressed with four meetings for parents and youth during sixth grade. Participation was defined as attendance at one or more group sessions.
Study Results: The intervention prevented the lifetime prevalence of all diagnoses, but only among those at highest initial risk
Reference: The Effects of the Fast Track Preventive Intervention on the Development of Conduct Disorder Across Childhood. (2011). Child Development, 82(1), 331–345. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01558.x
Level of Evidence: Very Good