The Families and Schools Together (FAST) program works closely with school principals and counselors, mental health and substance abuse providers and community leaders to provide parent education and family support services. The goal of the FAST program is to strengthen families by using available resources to promote parent nurturing, improved relationships and increased children’s success in school. Participating families meet once a week for a total of eight weeks. Subsequent to the completion of the first eight sessions, families will continue to meet once a month over a 22-month period. The FAST program operates in schools across Philadelphia with specially trained facilitators.