Programs that Work
Functional Family Therapy
Healthy and Safe Children
Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs
Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems
Children not experiencing anxiety or mood disorders, such as depression
Age of Child
Type of Setting
Type of Service
Type of Outcome Addressed
Substance Use and Dependence
Evidence Level (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs
Functional Family Therapy is a family-based intervention program for youth ages 11-18 who have demonstrated dysfunctional and maladaptive behaviors such as delinquency, violence, substance use, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or Disruptive Behavior Disorder, and depression. It provides 8-30 sessions of direct service time for the referred youth and their families. The program can be delivered in a variety of settings including home, school, clinical and juvenile justice facilities.
The Functional 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: