In August 2011 the team in Families First joined Archways. Families First have been delivering the Functional Family Therapy programme (FFT) in Clondalkin since 2007. The programme is a natural fit with Archways as it is an evidence based intervention designed to support teenagers and their families. Family First is a team of six Functional Family Therapists based in Clondalkin who are currently working with families in the Leinster region. They work closely with local and national agencies and take referrals from a number of agencies such as CAMHS and other HSE services, schools. GPs, community organisations, probation services and in some cases self-referrals. Recently work has begun to develop a new Functional Family Therapy site in the South East. Training for therapists is due to begin early next year. We are looking forward to updating you on the development of further FFT sites.
What is Functional Family Therapy?
Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a family based therapy programme which has been developed for over 30 years. It is a programme that has been proven in a number of research studies to work for families and young people. It has been used successfully to treat young people and their families coping with relationship issues, emotional and behavioural problems at home, at school, and in the community. Studies show that FFT helps reduce violence and family conflict. FFT works by recognising the importance of family unity, working to improve family relationships, and enhancing family members support for one another.
What we do
Functional Family Therapists believe that all families have strengths that are sometimes overshadowed by difficulties. One of the main goals of Functional Family Therapy is to help families to confront challenges by building positive interactions between family members and encouraging self-reliance and resourcefulness.
How to get in contact
To find out more about Families First and Functional Family Therapy you can phone (01)457 4752, email email@example.com.