Functional Family Therapy (Baltimore County FY 17) Annual

Program Summary

FFT is an evidence-based, family-focused program that has been applied successfully in a variety of contexts to treat a range of at-risk youth and their families. FFT targets youth whose problems range from acting out to conduct disorders to alcohol and/or substance abuse. It also provides treatment to the younger siblings of referred adolescents. Baltimore County’s FFT program is intended to be a prevention and early intervention program that prevents entry or deeper penetration into the juvenile justice, behavioral health, and/or child welfare systems.

Target Population

The target population is youth aged 10-17 and their families.

Services are home-based. FFT therapists travel throughout the County.

Individual and family referrals are received from multiple sources including the following:

  • Department of Health;
  • Department of Social Services;
  • School System;
  • MD Juvenile Services;
  • Private Clinical Counseling Providers; and,
  • Family self-referral.
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