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Functional Family
Therapy (FFT)

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a whānau therapy service available to tamariki and rangatahi and their whānau across Aotearoa.

FFT works with whānau, and is built on a foundation of acceptance and respect. It works with the whole whānau, including important extended whānau members, to create growth and positive change through the relationships within the whānau.

Is Functional Family Therapy available to my whānau?

We offer FFT across Aotearoa, in Te Tai Tokerau, Tāmaki Makaurau, Waikato, Taranaki, Tauranga Moana, Taupo, Hawke’s Bay, Whanganui, Manawatu, Lakes/Central Otago, Dunedin and Southland.

Three types of FFT offered

FFT - Standard

FFT - Standard is available to whānau of rangatahi aged 11 to 18 years across the country.

FFT - Child Welfare (FFT-CW)

FFT - Child Welfare (FFT-CW) is available in Te Tai Tokerau and Tāmaki Makaurau, and is designed for families of tamariki aged from 0 to 18 years. Like FFT, FFT- CW addresses a range of issues such as parenting, family conflict, emotional regulation and trauma, but the model has been adapted to meet the specific needs of tamariki and whānau across the full range of youth development.

Pae Whakatupuranga/FFT - Cross Generations

Pae Whakatupuranga/FFT - Cross Generations is available to whānau based in Greater Tāmaki Makaurau. Referred young people are aged 10 to 24 years, and Pae Whakatupuranga works with the whole whānau to help rangatahi stay free of the justice system and break the inter-generational risks of justice involvement.

Pae Whakatupuranga has been specially designed with Māori and Pasifika therapeutic frameworks woven through so that our therapists are able to meet the cultural needs of all referred whānau.

Our Māori and Pasifika therapeutic approaches

Whaitake Whakaoranga Whānau

Whaitake Whakaoranga Whānau is our Māori therapeutic approach created by our kaumatua Matua Pita Te Ngāru and developed by Kia Puāwai therapists. The therapy is steeped in Māori cosmogony, a source of mātuaranga and tikanga Māori. Utilising the wisdom of the takarangi there are 11 guiding principles that enable therapists to deliver tikanga-informed-practice.

Uputāua

Functional Family Therapy Cross Generations Programme – Pae Whakatupuranga, exclusively supports Pasifika families and communities, through its cultural and therapeutic framework – Uputāua. It recognises that every Pasifika nation is unique, with its own identity, values and practices.

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FFT and Whaitake Whakaoranga Whānau
 

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