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The Strong African American Families Program Improves Lives of Rural African American Youth

December 20, 2019

The Strong African American Families Program (SAAF), developed by Dr. Gene Brody and his team at the University of Georgia, is a prevention program targeted at 10- to 14-year-old rural African American youths and their families. Numerous studies have shown that the program can improve supportive parenting practices as well as reduce the adolescents’ high-risk behaviors, conduct problems, health risks, and risk of continued poverty. This study was supported by NIH grant DA027827.

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