Brooklyn Families Together

JCCA’s Brooklyn Families Together is a home-based, short-term (12-14 weeks) treatment program for troubled youth, ages 11-17, with severe behavioral problems. It uses the evidence-based Functional Family Therapy (FFT) model to support, strengthen and empower families in order to prevent out-of-home therapeutic placement. The program works with high-risk youth and their families, addressing problems such as absconding, truancy, suicidal and/or homicidal ideation, depression and extreme aggression.

Services include:
  • Intensive, in-home, short-term family therapy
  • Psycho-education around cognitive and behavioral issues
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Linkages to long-term programs after consultation with our clinical team
  • Parent advocacy
  • Short-term groups
  • Spanish-speaking bilingual workers
Results
  • 86% success rate
  • 97% of clients remained in the home/community
  • 92% of clients were enrolled in school at time of closing