Addressing the Needs of Families Affected by Substance Abuse Through FAST

Date: January 2021

This presentation describes a voluntary, nonjudicial program Family Assessment Support Team (FAST) implemented in Duval County, Florida to provide a comprehensive array of services and supports to meet the needs of families impacted by substance misuse. Using funds awarded through a regional partnership grant, Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc. is working to increase parents' recovery from substance abuse disorders, improve outcomes for children, and enhance family functioning and stability through their FAST program. This symposium will provide a synopsis of the FAST program and present findings from a comparative effectiveness study on the extent to which the FAST program is impacting outcomes related to safety, permanency, well-being, and recovery from substance use disorders.