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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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