The Children’s Village President and CEO Dr. Jeremy Kohomban testified before the NYC Council’s Committee on Juvenile Justice on September 21. Citing research and frontline experience, his testimony highlighted the critical need for family engagement to the long-term success of youth involved with the justice system. Dr. Kohomban concluded with three specific recommendations. More Info
Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare
A Family-Based Prevention and Intervention Program
Download a brochure for our FFT-CW Program (in English and Spanish)
FFT-CW is a family-based program that helps families make positive changes in their homes. A typical treatment process consists of 4 months of weekly at-home sessions.
- increase knowledge of child development
- strengthen parent/children relationships
- enhance caregivers’ skills for managing children’s behaviors
- help parents cope with the stress of parenting
- provide children with educational or vocational assitance
- provide referral and advocacy for families needing assistance
Community of Care
To protect children and to keep children with their families, FFT-CW is best delivered within a Community of Care. In the Community of Care, families can focus on improving familial relationships in a less stressful community-based setting.
Who Can Receive Services?
Families with children up to 18 years old residing in Manhattan Community District 10 and Bronx Community Districts 4 & 5 can receive FFT-CW services through CV. CV accepts self-referrals or referrals from the Administration of Children’s Services, NYCHA, NYC Department of Homeless Services, schools, courts, local community-based organizations, and foster care providers.
To learn more about FFT-CW, contact our staff at (718) 220-4700 x7137.
To learn more about the internationally-established FFT program, visit FFT LLC.
If you think another preventive program would be a better match for your child, learn more about our MST services.