Functional Family Therapy (Sedgwick County)
FFT Therapists Work Towards:
- Engaging the family in treatment and motivating family members to work toward a common goal
- Matching intervention to the specific family and their relationships
- Helping the family transfer their new skills and changes into other settings like school, work and with extended family
- Addressing issues with communication, problem-solving, negotiation skills, and family relationships
The target population will include families, of moderate and high risk juvenile offenders (11-18 years old) who may be: at risk for out of home placement without the FFT services, clients at risk of violating the terms of their supervision, or clients experiencing a high level of family management problems. The client must be living with their families. If it is determined that the client needs both individual and family therapy, a referral for individual therapy will be made after FFT has been completed. Most mental health issues can be addressed utilizing this model. Clients will not be eligible if currently receiving family therapy.
Frequency and Duration
Families will attend 12-15 weekly sessions for 3-4 months. Frequency is determined by risk and need. Services are offered in locations conducive to the client and family. EmberHope Youthville strives to eliminate barriers to treatment including where services are provided, being mindful of transportation needs, hours of service, consideration of school or employment. Services may be conducted in the home, community or office.
For more information on Functional Family Therapy visit fftllc.com.