Functional Family Therapy (FFT) The Functional Family Therapy (FFT) program is an evidence based family prevention and intervention model for providing treatment to youth between the ages of 10 and 18, who are exhibiting excessive disruptive and delinquent behaviors. The FFT model’s core philosophy is based on the belief that children are best served within the context of their own families and natural support systems. To this end, FFT therapists attempt to uncover and develop the unique strengths of the family in a way that promotes the family’s self-respect and provides specific ways for improvement.
Services occur in the family’s home or community at times that are convenient for the family. Over time, FFT can help lead the family to greater self-sufficiency, fewer treatment needs, and substantially lower costs. Currently, Intercultural is one of only two licensed FFT providers in the City of Philadelphia, and has been approved to add an additional therapeutic team in the near future.
Support and funding provided by Community Behavioral Health, with partial financial support provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the City of Philadelphia – Department of Human Services.