Asked by Maddie Mosso on Feb 18, 2024



Describe "Fast Track" as a method of addressing conduct disorder in children.Describe its effectiveness with participants from after 3 years of intervention to age 25

Risk Factors

Conditions or variables associated with a higher risk of having a disorder.

  • Recognizing the key components and strategies involved in the Fast Track intervention.
  • Understanding the target population for the Fast Track intervention, specifically children with conduct disorder.
  • Understanding the concept of "Fast Track" as a method of addressing conduct disorder in children.

Verified Answer

Tyler Homann

Feb 18, 2024

Final Answer :
Key terms and concepts that may be included in student responses:
▪ Fast Track provided intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy to children and behavioral training to parents, as well as academic tutoring from kindergarten through grade 10.
▪ After the first 3 years, the children in the intervention group showed better social interaction skills and peer relations and less aggressive behavior in the classroom than children in the control group, who received no intervention.
▪ After 5 years, 22 percent of the intervention group had conduct disorder compared to 29 percent of the control group.As adolescents, those in the intervention group reported less antisocial behavior and were less likely to seek outpatient care for mental health problems.
▪ At age 25, those in the intervention group reported fewer internalizing, externalizing, and substance abuse symptoms (59 percent)than those in the control group (69 percent), as well as fewer crime convictions, less risky sexual behavior, and higher well-being (Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group, 2015).