Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

In-home family therapy designed to help adolescents age 10-18 overcome high risk behaviors

  • Truancy
  • Missed curfews
  • Anger Issues
  • Disruptive behaviors
  • Peer conflicts
  • Probation & other legal issues

FFT is a high-quality, evidence-based family program for at-risk youth

  • Builds on a family’s unique strengths to address and manage a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues.
  • Short-term, intensive program lasting an average of 4 to 6 months
  • Works with the whole family
    • Improve communication
    • Find ways to support one another
    • Make positive changes in behavior
    • Strengthen parenting skills
    • Decrease negativity and blaming

The Evidence Based Difference

Not all in home family therapy programs are alike.

  • Our team consists of four highly trained masters level clinicians
  • Each clinician has been extensively trained on all three phase of the FFT model
  • Receive regular consultation from our assigned FFT National Consultant
  • Treatment plans designed with long-term outcomes in mind, with results measured according to the well-respected Child and Adolescents Needs and Strengths (CANS) scale
  • Effective partnerships with area psychiatrists and other physicians, schools, case managers, social service agencies and other members of a child’s treatment team
  • A coordinated approach to care that simplifies the process for the child and the family

Getting Started

The FFT program is available for children 10-18 years old who qualify for Medical Assistance. To make a referral, please complete our referral form or call our Bedford office at 814-624-3121 and ask to speak with Christy Fetterman