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Testimonial: Dr. David F. Anthony, PsyD, ACS


September 22, 2008

Re: “Positive Parenting with a Plan (Grades K-12):
F.A.M.I.L.Y. Rules”

To Whom This May Concern;

We have been using the “Positive Parenting with a Plan (Grades K-12): F.A.M.I.L.Y. Rules” program since 2003 and it has been very effective. We use the program with Level 5 & 6 adolescents which represent the highest level of acuity in our Juvenile Justice System. We work with adolescents and their family from the Departments of Juvenile Justice and Family and Children Services, as well as direct referrals from the Juvenile Courts. We work in twenty two metropolitan Atlanta counties and use the program with both English and Spanish speaking families.

We have found it to be the most effective program for behavior management with adolescents who have a history of oppositional and defiant behaviors. Our research data shows that we have less than 20% re-offending rate with those whom we have used the program, as opposed to those who didn’t complete or were not involved in the program. Re-offending is defined as returned to court involvement, re-arrests and probation violations by this agency.

If I can be of any further assistance, please let me know. All of our field clinicians are trained in the use of the program at orientation.


David F. Anthony, PsyD, ACS
Clinical Director

Family Intervention Specialists, Inc.
127 Enterprise Path, Suite 401, Hiram, Georgia 30141
Phone:             770.222.6622       | Fax: 770.234.4202 | Email: | Web site:

Nationally Recognized by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice as a Best Practice

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