Setting up a programme

The primary goal of the FFT implementation process is the successful replication of the FFT program as well as its long-term viability at individual community sites. The goal is accomplished through a comprehensive training program aimed at developing competent FFT clinicians and supportive service delivery contexts. An application for training begins this process. It provides a tool for potential sites to think about elements required to implement FFT. In collaboration with the site, FFT can assess site feasibility, make recommendations, and begin a dialogue about implementation. Once the application is complete, FFT will review and discuss areas of strengths and challenges. A conference call will be arranged with representatives of the site and FFT to answer questions, identify challenges and think through next steps. Once FFT and the site concur the site is ready to proceed, FFT training will be scheduled.­