Family Check-Up (FCU) for Adolescents

Evidence Rating: Promising - More than one study

Date: This profile was posted on March 23, 2015

Program Summary

A family-centered preventive intervention designed to assist families with high-risk adolescents, ages 11–17. The goal is to reduce the growth of adolescents’ problem behaviors and substance abuse; improve parenting skills; and reduce family conflict. The program is rated Promising. Students who received FCU services showed significantly less growth in antisocial behavior and substance use as well as a stable GPA from the start of middle school into high school.

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