Dr. Alexander's FFT model is one of the nationally recognized Blueprints programs. In addition, FFT’s high rates of effectiveness have been recognized by:

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention

American Youth Policy Forum

US Department of Justice

Here's what agencies are saying about FFT LLC

"FFT LLC has provided excellent training and supervision. They have supported implementation with particular attention to the needs of the UK context and there are now a growing number of successful teams within the UK.

We have been impressed and inspired by the changes that have occurred for families. FFT has improved outcomes for children and young people at risk of care and custody and has given families who have felt overwhelmed and hopeless new beginnings and new possibilities.

More UK based FFT teams can only be a good thing for families and communities."

Joanna Pearse, Consultant Systemic Psychotherapist
Family First Team Manager
Brighton & Hove YOS
Brighton, UK


"South Community Behavioral Healthcare has partnered with FFT LLC for over eight years to provide the FFT intervention to more than 1,300 Juvenile Court involved families in Montgomery County, Ohio. Families have been positively impacted by FFT in many ways, including improved family functioning and reduced recidivism, which has created lasting impact in our community."

Jackie Price, FFT Supervisor
South Community Inc., Dayton Ohio


"The California Institute for Mental Health (CIMH) has, for the last 10 years, collaborated with FFT LLC to implement Functional Family Therapy in over 45 sites across California mental health, child welfare and juvenile justice service systems. Our bi-annual evaluation results continue to show positive outcomes across gender and ethnicity, and we hear frequent reports from our sites that the FFT model is providing lasting positive effects that help change the lives of California youth and their families, when other services have failed them."

Pam Hawkins, CIMH Statewide FFT Coordinator