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Functional Family Therapy

JCCA’s Functional Family Therapy program is an intensive, short-term preventive program for high risk families where the primary issue is related to youth in the home (from 12-17 years old). This home-based program uses the evidence-based Functional Family Therapy model to support and strengthen families and prevent out-of-home therapeutic placement. Located in Brooklyn and The Bronx.


Functional Family Therapy is a practical, well-documented, and highly successful family intervention for at-risk youth. Its effectiveness is widely recognized by government agencies. The model has been used in a variety of communities with diverse populations. Functional Family Therapy uses five phases of services over three to four months to help at-risk teens and their families.


What does JCCA’s Functional Family Therapy program provide?

  • Intensive, short-term, in-home family therapy
  • Psycho-education
  • Improve family communication
  • Reduce family conflicts
  • Help youth become more productive


The program helps families with teens who have the following issues:

  • Conduct disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Early substance abuse
  • Aggressive behavior
  • School problems
  • Parent-child/family conflict issues


Functional Family Therapy is funded by the New York City Administration for Children’s Services.