Model Program

Families4Change, Inc.

P.O. Box 248
Athens, GA 30603
http://www.families4change.org

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Contact Information:
William Quinn, PhD
Youth Development Coordinator
864.656.1501
wquinn@clemson.edu

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention

Both

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Preschool
Elementary
Middle School
High School

Rural
Urban
Suburban
Inner City

Individuals

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

First offenders in the juvenile courts

Description:

The mission of Families4Change, Inc. is to provide direct services to youth at-risk and their families. In addition it provides professional training for communities interested in implementing the Family Solutions Program as an approach in resolving problems of youth.

Program Descriptors Include:
Attendance/Truancy, Behavior Management/Discipline, Bullying/Violence, Family/Parental Involvement

Starting Date: 1992
Students Served Per Year: Unspecified
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • High-risk social behavior
  • Poor attendance
  • Misbehavior

Community factors

  • Youth social attitudes

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Clear social norms
  • Involvement with positive peer activities

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Unspecified

Social Workers
Parents

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

United Way of Northeast Georgia Member Agency

Evaluation Information:

The success of the Families4Change program is evaluated using the rate or percentages of re-offenses, self-report measures used by the family, and family participation rates.

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level