ONLINE ADAPTATION OF A FAMILY-BASED INTERVENTION

The Online Adaptation and Outcomes of a Family-Based Intervention Addressing Substance Use Disorders

     This paper describes the adaptation of a family-based intervention from its original in- person mode to an online (virtual) mode. The study concerns outcomes from recent cohorts of an online implementation of a family-based prevention program, Celebrating Families!TM (CF!), and a comparison of outcomes to those from the in-person version of CF!. CF! is a family-centered practice designed to improve parenting skills, family functioning, and family relationships in the effort to break the cycle of inter-generational adverse experiences and substance use problems (Sparks & Tisch, 2018). The implementation of the online program was a direct response to the contingencies of the COVID-19 pandemic.