• Interventions that Provide Hope
    & Change for Families In Need
    FFT offers specific and individualized interventions for the unique challenges, diverse qualities, and strengths of all families.
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  • Family Comes First
    Last year FFT sites worked to empower over 50,000 families worldwide to make and support positive changes that dramatically decrease the incidence of youth acting out and offending.
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  • 350 Sites & Growing!
    FFT has partnered with government and community providers to launch sites in New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, England, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Canada, Singapore and in 45 of the 50 United States.
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  • The Latest Research
    Founder of FFT, Dr. James Alexander's, latest book is available now from the American Psychological Association.
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Functional Family Therapy was founded in the 1970s by Dr. James F. Alexander. FFT LLC is the model's training and dissemination organization. The FFT model has received international recognition for its outcomes in helping troubled youth and their families to overcome delinquency, substance abuse, and violence. It is a short-term treatment strategy that is built on a foundation of respect of individuals, families and cultures, but that includes powerful treatment strategies that pave the way for motivating individuals and families to become more adaptive and successful in their own lives. In doing so, FFT helps to save families while at the same time preventing crime and victimization in communities.
About FFT

About FFT

Our Partners
We value our working relationships with many special organizations and agencies. Learn More
Our Organization
We train, consult and provide quality assurance to over 1600 therapists that provide FFT to nearly 50,000 families across the globe. Learn More
Exciting things are happening with FFT LLC around the globe. Learn More
FFT LLC's implementation gets rave reviews. Learn More
In Washington State, for every dollar spent on FFT $18.98 is saved through reductions in felony recidivism.
Project Outcomes
Functional Family Therapy is currently being implemented in 45 states and 10 countries around the world. Check out our interactive map to view our global footprint.
Check out our interactive map
to view our global footprint.
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