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Effective Family Strengthening Interventions
(NCJ 171121) November 1998
OJJDP Family Strengthening Series, Bulletin, 16 page(s)
Kumpfer, K. L., Alvarado, R.
Focuses on OJJDP's Strengthening America's Families Initiative. Summarizes the effectiveness of family intervention programs, behavioral parent training, family therapy, and family skills training. Families are the primary means of support and guidance for children; effective programs must build on the strengths already in existence in most families and must concentrate on the family as a whole rather than just on the child. A list of the top family intervention programs found in a national search is presented in addition to a breakdown of the available types of interventions and future recommended research.
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