Functional Family Therapy

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Home-based therapy focused on mutual respect helps youths transition back to family life.

As of 2013, FFT has been used to facilitate the return of youth housed in non-secure placement facilities to their families in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens.

FFT is a research and data driven system verified as Evidence Based by the Blueprints Center for Violence Prevention.  Research over the past thirty years has shown it to be highly successful in improving the outcomes of at-risk teens, particularly compared to no treatment, traditional court services (probation) and other family therapy interventions. 

FFT reduces recidivism through highly structured and culturally sensitive home-based family therapy.  Counseling sessions are generally spread out over a four to five month period.  They include all family members over the age of ten years, and emphasize the importance of respecting them on their own terms. 

To learn more about our program, please contact Linda McAndrew at (347) 291-8707.