Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare® - OzChild
Functional family therapy

Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare®

Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare® works with children, young people and their family or kin to help them strengthen relationships, improve communication and respond to challenging behaviours.

The program is strength-based and requires all members of the household to participate in each session. Extended family/kin who are close with the child or young person are also welcome to participate as they can often benefit from the therapy and enhance overall family outcomes.

Client group

Young people aged 0-17 and their families who are facing vulnerable times.

Program duration

Up to six months.

Outcome objectives

Retain children and young people in their existing homes or placements. The first objective is engagement and motivation, the second objective is to change the problem behaviour, and the third objective is to generalise change.