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Stormshak receives award for new intervention program

Beth Stormshak, director of the College of Education's Prevention Science Institute, and John Seeley, senior research scientist at the Oregon Research Institute, have been awarded a $3.5 million grant to test a tool designed to help reduce problem behavior and substance abuse in middle school youth.

The four-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an institute within the National Institutes of Health, will support tests of an online version of the Family Check-Up, or FCU, a family-centered intervention model. The new FCU-Online will incorporate the successful components of the original model, including a strengths-based assessment that provides information about child behavior, parenting skills, family dynamics and life stressors.

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