Family Centered Treatment® is a best practice, tested and evidence based model of home-based treatment that was developed by practitioners over a 20 year period. 

FCT has been gradually formalized into a model of home based treatment that has practice based evidence and evidence based practice shown to lower rates of out of home placements. It has been refined based on research, experience, and evidence of effectiveness derived from practice.

A distinctive aspect of FCT is that has been developed as a by-product of frontline practitioners’ effective practice.

FCT is extremely cost effective and stabilizes traumatized youth and families. FCT ranges to serve families and youth with mental health diagnosis as well as histories of delinquent behavior. In addition, FCT is one of few home based treatment models with extensive experience with the profile of youth who move between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, or are known to both concurrently otherwise known as “crossover youth.”

FCT can also be utilized with a variety of specialty need populations where the family system has been impacted and is in need of support or change.

While FCT is comprehensive and designed to address the causes of family system breakdown, it is also a model of treatment that goes beyond behavioral change.

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An evidence based family preservation model of home based treatment owned by a private non-profit incorporated organization devoted to the preservation of families through research, training, and development.

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