Improving Family Systems
The Foundling’s Improving Family Systems program targets young people, ages 6-18, and utilizes Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT), a service model used to improve family interactions, reduce risk factors, and strengthen protective factors against drug use and other conduct problems.
Children and teenagers who are involved with the child welfare system are at high risk, not only for foster placement, but also for a range of behavioral health issues including substance abuse. Appropriately supporting these young people demands a holistic approach that includes all members of the family. The Foundling’s Improving Family Systems program targets young people between the ages of 6-18 and uses the Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) model, a family-based intervention designed to treat child and adolescent behavior problems.