Women who during childhood had participated in a long-term, school-based intervention to reduce conduct problems called Fast Track had fewer behavioral health problems after becoming parents. Compared to a control group, the Fast Track participants from first to tenth grade had fewer conduct problems during adolescence. As adults 18 years after the Fast Track intervention ended, women who had become mothers reported lower depression symptoms, fewer problems with alcohol and drugs, less use of corporal punishment, and lower levels of food insecurity. The adult comparison found no similar intervention effects for fathers who had participated in the Fast . . .

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