of Major Longitudinal Study
- Evaluated through Project Family
at the Institute for Social and Behavioral Research at Iowa
- Tested with 446 families who live in areas with a high percentage
of economically-stressed families
- Participants were randomly assigned and comparisons were made
between program participants and control families
- The study has followed the youth and their parents from 6th
through 12th grade.
attending the program had significantly lower rates of alcohol,
tobacco and marijuana use compared to control youth.
The differences between program and control youth actually increased
over time, indicating that skills learned and strong parent-child
relationships continue to have greater and greater influence.
Youth attending the program had significantly fewer conduct
problems in school than youth in the control group.
Parents showed gains in specific parenting skills including
setting appropriate limits and building a positive relationship
with their youth.
Parents showed an increase in positive feelings towards their
Parents show gains on general child management including setting
rules and following through with consequences.
Parents increase skills in General Child Management such as
effectively monitoring youth and having appropriate and consistent
Additional SFP 10-14 Evaluation Studies
In addition to the study whose outcome is reported above
(NIMH, 1992-XXXX), there are three other scientific studies:
- The first project (NIAAA,
1997-2000) studies African-American families in an urban
- The second project (NIDA 1997-2007) studies 691 youth and
families in economically disadvantaged areas, comparing control
youth and families to those who take part in either a school-based
program only or a school-based program plus the SFP 10-14.
- The first study (NIMH 1998-2001) provides support to study
the youth and families from NIMH 1992-1997 in their 12th grade
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH),
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA),
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and
Alcoholism (NIAAA) 1997-2000
- Published articles on SFP 10-14 Outcome
- See selected published articles...