Positive Family Support-Family Check- Up (formerly Adolescent Transitions Program)

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Program/Intervention Name

Positive Family Support-Family Check- Up (formerly Adolescent Transitions Program)


Assessment and Measurement Instruments for Target Populations, Family Functioning, Family Support and Placement Stabilization Programs

Program/Intervention Description

Positive Family Support-Family Check-Up is a family-based, 3-tiered intervention that targets adolescent problem behavior at the universal, selected, and indicated levels. The Family Check-Up is a brief, strengths-based comprehensive family assessment that typically includes a home visit, observation of brief structured family interaction tasks (e.g., 3-5 mins), interviews with family members, and a school assessment (if indicated). Following the family assessment, one or two additional meetings focus on providing the family with feedback on the strengths and challenges of their child and/or family. The goal of the feedback session is to collaborate with parents to evaluate their family's needs. Based on the information gathered from brief questionnaires and interviews, a menu of intervention options is provided to parents, including options for continued therapy and services within the clinic.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

6-12, 13-17, Parent/Adult

Program Goals/Outcomes

Goals are to reduce problem behavior and risk for substance abuse and depression, improve family management practices and communication skills as well as adolescents' self-regulation skills and prosocial behaviors.

QIC Target Group

General - 3

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 6: General Population

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 1: Effective and proven by Research

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Kevin Moore, Ph.D.


Child and Family Center, University of Oregon

Contact Email


Contact Phone

(541) 346-4805

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)