BSFT® Program News : 2013

Brief Strategic Family Therapy Model Awarded Contracts for Child Advocacy Programs in New York City

The Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) program, which was developed at the Miller School to help troubled youth and their families by strengthening parent-child relationships, was awarded contracts with four child welfare programs in New York City this month.

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Unique UM Family Intervention Gets $6 Million for New York City Outreach

Brief Strategic Family Therapy, the UM-developed family intervention designed to help prevent serious behavior problems and drug use in children, is one of five treatment models that have been designated for funding by the New York City Administration for Children’s Services.

Developed by José Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and Chair of Epidemiology and Public Health and Director of the Center for Family Studies, the BSFT model received $6 million to be implemented in all five boroughs of New York City starting this year.

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