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Strong African American Families (SAAF)

About This Resource

Strong African American Families (SAAF) is a seven-week community-based program developed for African American youth ages 11-12 and their caregivers. Families meet in interactive small groups with trained facilitators once a week for 2 hours. Lessons are intended to promote regulated, communicative parenting (monitoring and setting limits, clear communication around expectations about alcohol and sex, and racial socialization), as well as youth protective factors. The aim of this program is to prevent youth drug and alcohol abuse, and postpone youth sexual involvement. (Source)

Washingnton State Institute of Promising Practices benefit-cost report (rated: Research-Based)

Blueprints Registry

Rating: Promising

Link: https://www.blueprintsprograms.o...

Crime Solutions from National Institute of Justice Registry

Rating: Effective


Washington State Institute for Public Policy Registry

Rating: Research-based


Cost Information: 

No cost information available

Who This Resource Is For


  • Healthy Relationships
  • Marijuana Use Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 1
  • Age Range: 

  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • African American/Black
  • Community Type: 

  • Not Specified / Any