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  NCJ Number: NCJ 184743     Find in a Library
  Title: Functional Family Therapy
  Document URL: HTML PDF 
  Author(s): Thomas L. Sexton ; James F. Alexander
  Date Published: 12/2000
  Page Count: 8
  Series: OJJDP Family Strengthening Series
  Annotation: This Bulletin chronicles the 30-year evolution of Functional Family Therapy (FFT), sets forth the program's core principles, goals, and techniques, and reviews its research foundations.
  Abstract: The FFT is a family-based prevention and intervention program that has been applied successfully in a variety of contexts to treat a range of high-risk youth and their families. The Bulletin describes community implementation of FFT and provides an example of effective replication. The success of FFT as both a prevention and an intervention program results from its integration of a clear, comprehensive, and multisystemic clinical model with ongoing research on clinical process and outcomes. FFT can reduce recidivism and prevent the onset of delinquency. Unique to FFT is its systematic yet individualized family-focused approach to juvenile crime, violence, drug abuse, and other related problems. The therapist can adjust and adapt program goals to each family's unique characteristics, thus ensuring treatment fidelity while remaining respectful of individual families and cultures and unique community needs. Figures, resources, references
  Main Term(s): Juveniles
  Index Term(s): Family counseling ; Family crisis ; Program evaluation ; Home environment ; Juvenile delinquency prevention ; Family support ; Family intervention programs ; Juvenile delinquent family relations ; Family conferencing
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
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Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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