Florida Parishes Human Services Authority is excited to announce the launch of the new Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW) program. The FPHSA FFT-CW program is an in-home, empirically grounded and highly successful family intervention for at-risk and juvenile justice involved families. The FFT-CW model includes five phases: (1) Engagement, (2) Motivation, (3) Relational Assessment, (4) Behavior Change and (5) Generalization. Each phase includes specific techniques of intervention, as well as therapist goals and qualities. The intervention involves a strong cognitive/attributional component integrated into systemic skill-training in family communication, parenting skills, conflict management skills and numerous other skills linked to a variety of syndromes and referral problems.
A community stakeholder launch meeting was held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, to learn more about the program and eligibility for services that was facilitated by National Consultant, Helen M. Midouhas, M.S. Ed., L.P.C., FFT National Trainer & Consultant.
Pictured left to right: Helen M. Midouhas, M.S. Ed., L.P.C. (FFT National Trainer & Consultant) and the FPHSA FFT-CW Team: Laura Martin, LCSW; Tuneea Magee, LMSW; Sierra Bridges, CSW; and Charlotte Richards, LCSW.