Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a short-termed, high quality family-based prevention and intervention program for at-risk youths between the ages of 10 to 18 years old. Through this therapy program, we aim to address the complex and multidimensional problems that affect youth and their families. FFT is made up of 5 major components: motivation, engagement, behavior change, relational assessment, and generalization.
With our Functional Family Therapy program, we focus on decreasing risk factors and identifying and increasing protective factors – be it within or outside of the family – that impact the adolescent’s adaptive development.
The primary goals of FFT are to:
- Improve family communication
- Improve problem-solving skills
- Reduce anti-social and other problem behaviors
- Decrease family conflict, hostility, and blame
- Build balanced alliances with family members
- Improve family functioning and individual skill development