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Families Talking Together (FTT)

Implementation Setting: 
After school program or community-based organizationHealth clinic
Intervention Length: 
10 to 20 sessions
Age Group: 
Parents
Race / Ethnicity: 
African AmericanHispanic
Outcomes Affected: 
Sexual initiation or abstinenceFrequency of sexual activity
Study Rating: 
High

Program Summary

Families Talking Together is a parent-based intervention to prevent and/or reduce sexual risk behavior among Latino and African American adolescents. The main component of the intervention is a written program manual distributed to parents, that is designed to promote effective communication skills, build parent-adolescent relationships, help parents develop successful monitoring strategies, and teach adolescents assertiveness and refusal skills. The program can be delivered to parents either individually or in small group sessions, in a range of settings.

Read the full Implementation Report, which includes:

  • Program Overview
  • Program Components
  • Implementation Requirements and Guidance
  • Implementation Readiness Assessment

Interview with the Program Developer

See the materials below to hear from the program developer.

Families Talking Together (FTT) webinar slides

Slides, Audio, Transcript

Read the research about the Families Talking Together program on ASPE's website.

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Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on
Friday, January 6, 2017