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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 240987     Find in a Library
Title: Functional Family Therapy
  Document URL: HTML 
Corporate Author: Functional Family Therapy
United States of America
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 0
  Annotation: This is the Web site of FFT LLC, which is the dissemination organization for Functional Family Therapy (FFT), a “short-term, high-quality intervention program with an average of 12 sessions over a 3-4 month period” for at-risk youth and their families.
Abstract: FFT is a strength-based model that focuses on risk and protective factors impacting an adolescent and his/her environment. Attention is given to both intrafamilial and extrafamilial factors as they present themselves within and influence the therapeutic process. Information is provided on the integration of FFT with other systems. The Web site notes that since 1971, the efficacy and effectiveness of FFT has been established in numerous research studies. A list is provided of studies that have documented the impacts of FFT on adolescent problem behaviors and family functioning. This includes a recent meta-analysis that compared the effect sizes of FFT to other interventions for adolescent substance abusers. In addition to the features and evaluation outcomes for FFT, the home-page tabs lead to information on the FFT team, the implementation of FFT, and FFT sites worldwide. Information is also presented on FFT dissemination and research partners. Information is provided on FFT endorsements and latest news and links.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Problem behavior ; Family intervention programs ; Children at risk ; Juvenile treatment methods ; Parent-Child Relations ; Parental influence ; Adolescents at risk ; Treatment effectiveness
Sale Source: Functional Family Therapy
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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