Working with teens and their families to address  issues and improve their relationships.

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FFT has been designated as a “Blueprint Program,” “Exemplary I Model Program,” “Effective Program,” “Best Practice,” by such sources as the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, The Center for Disease Control, and the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Youth Violence (2001)

Functional Family Therapy ( FFT)

For some families, the teen years bring a tough set of challenges, like serious school problems, truancy, and even interactions with the criminal justice system. In FFT, trained therapists and case managers work with teens and their families to address these issues and improve their relationships.Support is ongoing so that families can successfully maintain the positive changes they’ve made.

Children & Families First offers FFT services to youth between the ages of 11 and 18 and their families who are struggling with behavioral problems and family conflict. Referrals are accepted from families themselves, as well as schools, community service providers, the courts, and state agencies. Services are provided statewide, and are primarily delivered in the family’s home or other community-based settings. There is no cost to participate.