The Family Check-Up (FCU) is a brief,
strengths-based intervention for families
with children 2-17 years old. The intervention
addresses common parenting and childhood
behavioral and emotional problems.
This website includes information about the FCU as well as links to our partners. You will also find resources for grant and training opportunities related to the FCU.
An initial interview and a comprehensive assessment are used to gather information about the unique needs and strengths of the family. Providers use motivational interviewing to help parents identify areas of excellence and areas of improvement.
The FCU has shown decreases in childhood depression, reduced adolescent substance use, and increased positive parenting. Results from FCU studies show that investment in parents and children at young ages can have positive impacts throughout their adolescence and into early adulthood.
Results from Young Adults who received the FCU in adolescence
*Compared with those who have not received the FCU.