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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NIDA. (2019, December 20). The Strong African American Families Program Improves Lives of Rural African American Youth. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/nida-notes/2019/12/strong-african-american-families-program-improves-lives-rural-african-american-youth