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Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

Functional Family Therapy supports families who have been affected by an adolescent behaving in an aggressive way within the home.

Functional Family Therapy is a family intervention program that supports adolescents with behavioural problems. The program has supported many adolescents and their families in various multiethnic and Indigenous cultural contexts globally.

Who are we supporting with Functional Family Therapy?

Functional Family Therapy supports families who may not otherwise engage with a service and the model aims to engage young people and family members, providing an alternative to punitive approaches. The Functional Family Therapy program supports young people between 11-18 years who are exhibiting aggressive and in certain cases violent behaviour, as well as substance misuse.

How are services delivered?

Functional Family Therapy is conducted in a home-based or clinical-based environment and delivered across five separate phases, with intervention typically spanning 3-5 months.

The program is facilitated by experienced and suitably qualified therapists who help identify strengths and challenges within the family behaviours, developing effective strategies for changing them within the family system.

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More information about Functional Family Therapy


For more information about the Functional Family Therapy program email: FFTTuggerah@ozchild.org.au


Download the Functional Family Therapy brochure

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