Did the FAST School Program Show Any Positive Impact?


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The FAST school program has had a positive impact, as stated on Children, Families and Schools. This was the finding of various studies or controlled trials carried out by different organizations.

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The studies and controlled trials indicated less juvenile delinquency, aggression or other compulsive behaviors among FAST student participants. More students showed academic excellence. Even the need for special education services among students who were emotionally impaired or considered high risk was less. Overall, parent and teacher participants showed satisfaction in the program.

FAST, which stands for Families and Schools Together Inc., is the brainchild of Dr. Lynn McDonald. It is a program that involves families, schools and children for the purpose of improving the parent-child relationship, creating a closer parent-school bond, imparting values and empowering parents to be their child's main protectors.

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