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Brief Strategic Family Therapy

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Setting
       Middle School
       High School
     Type of Service
       Family Support
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Brief Strategic Family Therapy is a short-term family-based therapeutic intervention program targeting children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 with behavior problems, or who are at-risk for developing behavior problems, including substance abuse. The program seeks to improve youth behaviors through better and more effective family interactions.

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Program Reviews

The Brief Strategic Family Therapy program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

Blueprints for Violence Prevention

SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

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