Strong African American Families – Teen
SAAF-T is designed to serve families with youth ages 14–16 who identify as being African American or Black.
SAAF-T is delivered over five weekly 2-hour sessions. Sessions typically consist of groups of 6–8 families, and up to a maximum of 12 families.
Recommended Locations/Delivery Settings
SAAF-T is delivered in community settings.
Education, Certifications and Training
SAAF-T is delivered by certified SAAF-T facilitators. Sites implementing SAAF-T are required to have at least five certified facilitators. Each session is intended to be led by a team of three certified facilitators. In the first hour of the program, two facilitators lead the youth-only content while the third facilitator leads the caregiver-only content. In the second hour of the program, all three facilitators work together to implement the family content. To become certified as a SAAF facilitator, individuals must complete a 3-day “training of facilitators” led by a certified agency trainer.
To become certified as an agency trainer, certified SAAF facilitators must (1) complete an additional “training of trainer” training; (2) implement the full SAAF-T program at least two times as a parent or caregiver facilitator and at least two times as a youth facilitator; and (3) submit videos of session implementation, self-evaluation forms, and fidelity observation forms for select sessions.
Program or Service Documentation
Book/Manual/Available documentation used for review
Molgaard, V. K., Renfro, T., & Stewart, L. (2014). Strong African American Families Teen Program. Center for Family Research, University of Georgia.
SAAF-T materials are available in English.
Other supporting materials
Strong African American Families. (2017). SAAF-T site resource manual. Center for Family Research, University of Georgia.
For More Information
Phone: (706) 425-2992
Contact Form: https://cfr.uga.edu/contact-us/
Note: The details on Dosage; Location; Education, Certifications, and Training; Other Supporting Materials; and For More Information sections above are provided to website users for informational purposes only. This information is not exhaustive and may be subject to change.
|Results of Search and Review||Number of Studies Identified and Reviewed for Strong African American Families – Teen|
|Identified in Search||1|
|Eligible for Review||0|
|Reviewed Only for Risk of Harm||0|
Studies Not Eligible for Review
Brody, G. H., Chen, Y.-f., Kogan, S. M., Yu, T., Molgaard, V. K., DiClemente, R. J., & Wingood, G. M. (2012). Family-centered program deters substance use, conduct problems, and depressive symptoms in Black adolescents. Pediatrics, 129(1), 108-115. https://doi.org/10.1542%2Fpeds.2011-0623
Kogan, S. M., Brody, G. H., Molgaard, V. K., Grange, C. M., Oliver, D. A. H., Anderson, T. N., DiClemente, R. J., Wingood, G. M., Chen, Y.-f., & Sperr, M. C. (2012). The Strong African American Families-Teen trial: Rationale, design, engagement processes, and family-specific effects. Prevention Science, 13(2), 206-217. https://doi.org/10.1007%2Fs11121-011-0257-y
Kogan, S. M., Yu, T., Brody, G. H., Chen, Y.-f., DiClemente, R. J., Wingood, G. M., & Corso, P. S. (2012). Integrating condom skills into family-centered prevention: Efficacy of the Strong African American Families-Teen Program. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(2) 164-170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2011.11.022
This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).