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

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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.