Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

Purpose
Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a short-term family therapy model focused on reducing risk factors and strengthening protective factors. FFT is for families with youth ages 11 to 18 who have experienced delinquency, violence, substance abuse or family conflict.

FFT provides specific skills to families such as communication, problem solving, conflict management, and family bonding. FFT focuses on engagement/motivation of family members, behavioral change through skill building, and generalization of skills to support long-term success.