Prevention of Substance Use in At-risk Students: A Family-centered Web Program

Can a brief, tailored, web-based family-centered intervention provided to families of middle school youths reduce behavioral risk, enhance parenting skills, improve family climate, and improve child outcomes?
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In this subcontract with the University of Oregon, Seeley and team are developing and testing the efficacy of an online version of the Family Check-Up (FCU) for schools that parents that can be used either at the school or at home. The FCU-Online will incorporate the successful components of the original FCU, such as a strengths-based assessment that is norm referenced, feedback using motivational interviewing, and follow-up modules that focus on enhancing parenting skills and family management in early adolescence.

The study will contribute considerably to our understanding of how to best implement evidence- based practices in schools and use web-based interventions to reach at-risk youths and their parents, with the potential to reach large populations of families and thus have a positive impact on public health.


3/1/15 - 1/31/20


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)