FFT in the UK

FFT is a short-term, high quality intervention program with an average of 12 to 20 sessions over three to five months. FFT works primarily with 11- to 18-year-old youth who have been referred for behavioural or emotional problems by the juvenile justice, mental health, school or social care. Services are conducted in both clinic and home settings, and can also be provided in schools, child welfare facilities, Youth Offending Services and mental health facilities.

FFT is a strength-based model built on a foundation of acceptance and respect. At its core is a focus on assessment and intervention to address risk and protective factors that occur within and outside of the family.