Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a family–based prevention and intervention program for high-risk youth that addresses complex problems through clinical practice that is flexibly structured and culturally sensitive. The FFT clinical model concentrates on decreasing risk factors and on increasing protective factors that directly affect adolescents, with a particular emphasis on familial factors.
FFT utilizes clinical theory, empirically support- ed principles, and clinical experience folded into a comprehensive clinical model. This model has five specific phases: engagement, motivation, relational assessment, behavior change, and generalization. FFT will serve clients in the age range of 11-18 years old. FFT on average will conduct 12-15 sessions per client/family.
The FFT team will have Outcome Questionnaire (OQ) at their disposal. This software enables reliable and accurate meas- urements of high-risk behaviors.