Methods. The experimental group included 37 families from different cohorts--on from Bangkapi School in Bangkok and two rrom rural juvenile justice sites from both Ra Yong and Nakhon Swan Province. Of the families who began SFP 82% graduated from all 14 sessions. Using a pre-and 4 month posttest quasi-experimental design, the measurements include the Thailand standardized SFP parent survey that include the Moos FES and Kellam POCA. The results were analyzed using SPSS with Cohen's d effect sizes calculated in addition to p. values in Anovas.
Results. All of the Cohen's d effect sizes were large for the family relations such as family resilience, communication, cohenesion. organization and positive parenting. Youth positive changes were not as large and ranged from d-.77 for improvements in attention deficit, overt aggression (d.=.65) and depression (d.=.63) to a low of d =.34 for improvements in social skillsof d=.34.
Conclusion: The Thai SFP 12-16 was successful with high risk families with high engagement and retention with large improvements in family relations, parenting skills and youth internalizing and externalizing risk factors. Future plans are to determine maintenance of these positive effects longer term and also check juvenile justice records for positive outcomes compared to a propensity samples of similar youth.