Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare (FFT-CW)
Is designed to strengthen families by providing a supportive environment, assistance, and recommendations through five distinct phases of therapy for those that need to improve their relationships. A referral is required for enrollment.
Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW) is provided to families over a four-to-six-month period, depending upon what type of need families need support with. Our therapists meet with the entire family, typically in your home, to understand the family dynamic and provide therapy. Generally, families will receive therapy sessions on a weekly basis, but sessions can occur more often if needed. Families move through five phases of therapy.
Five Phases of Therapy
- Engagement: Develop a positive understanding and perception of therapy, the program, and why families benefit from this program
- Motivation: Increase hope and build alliances among family members, all while reducing negativity and blame
- Relational Assessment: Assess the way individual family members function and relate to one another, and provide recommendations on how relationships with one another can be improved
- Behavior Change: Build youth, parent, and family skills in areas like parenting, communication, emotional regulation, conflict resolution, and family and community attachment
- Generalization: Increase family resources and supports while maintaining and generalizing changes
Referrals are reviewed for appropriateness by OCYF Administrators.
FFT-CW works with families and youth ages 0-18 years old which there is suspected or indicated abuse or neglect
FFT-CW therapist meets with the family for an average of 12 to 16 family therapy sessions, typically held in the home
Treatment lasts four to six months, as the families move through the fie phases of treatment
Caseworkers can contact the Wesley Family Services Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare program staff with questions:
Or use the Get In Touch form on this page.
For a program brochure, please go here.