for Parents and Youth 10-14 Years

Strengthening Families Program

Related Links

Prevention Websites

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website provides lists and descriptions of programs considered to be model programs (including SFP) and contact information for those interested in implementing. These are programs that have been scientifically tested in controlled, randomized clinical trials, and have demonstrated effective results:

The website of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) provides an abundance of information about prevention of drug abuse. The site also includes descriptions of risk and protective factors and of the theoretical basis of many prevention programs. NIDA is one of the National Institutes of Health and has provided much of the funding for research on SFP

The Centers for the Application of Prevention Technologies are regional centers founded by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). The Center websites contain useful technical information for providers who want to select and implement programs for specific environments (e.g. school or home) and populations. This link is to the Regional Center for the Northwest:



Articles About SFP

An article from the Journal of Extension by the developer and researchers of SFP 10-14:


An article about SFP from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention:

An article from the Department of Education website describing SFP and other exemplary programs:



Websites Related to the Strengthening Families Program

Website of Iowa State Extension’s SFP 10-14 program


Website of the original Strengthening Families Program. This program, developed by Karol Kumpfer at the University of Utah, is a 14-week program designed for families with younger children:


Academic Publications About SFP Research

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