Strong African American Families – Teen Program


Strong African American Families – Teen Program

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This factsheet was developed by the Center for Family Research.


The Strong African American Families – Teen (SAAF-T) intervention is a preventive intervention for African-American students living in rural communities entering high school that integrates individual youth skills building, parenting skills training, and family interaction training. SAAF-T involves five group sessions using DVDs where narrators address specific content and actors present family scenarios depicting program-targeted interactions and behaviours. Each meeting includes separate one-hour concurrent training for caregivers and youth, followed by a one-hour conjoint session, during which families practice the skills they learned in their separate sessions. The program provides parents and youth with skills that nurture adolescent self-regulation, achievement orientation, and negative attitudes toward substance use and other risk behaviours. One of the units involves a focus on sexual health. The program is interactive, involving role-playing activities, guided discussions, and question answering.

Center for Family Research. (2016). Strong African American Families – Teen Program. Retrieved from http://researchweb8.wpengine.com/cfr/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2016/07/SAAF-T_Brochure_14_final.pdf

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