Long-Term Effects of the Family Check-Up in Early Adolescence on Risk of Suicide in Early Adulthood

Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2016 Apr;46 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):S15-22. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12254.


The impact of the Family Check-Up (FCU), a school-based prevention program, as delivered in public secondary schools on suicide risk across adolescence, was examined. Students were randomly assigned to a family-centered intervention (N = 998) in the sixth grade and offered a multilevel intervention that included (1) a universal classroom-based intervention, (2) the FCU (Dishion, Stormshak, & Kavanagh, 2011), and (3) family management treatment. Engagement with the FCU predicted significant reductions in suicide risk across adolescence and early adulthood.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Family*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Risk
  • School Health Services*
  • Schools
  • Suicide / prevention & control*
  • Time
  • Young Adult