BSFT® Program News : 2018

Casey Family Foundation Report Highlights the BSFT Model

In 2013, New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) began an innovative social welfare program, the first of its kind in the United States. The Case Planners hired to assess and prevent child abuse and neglect among troubled families in New York City were replaced by Evidence Based therapists. ACS funded and implemented 11 Evidence Based Programs for children and families and the BSFT model was one of them.

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New York Foundling's BSFT On-Site Supervisor Danae Hamlet promoted to Assistant VP of BSFT Programs

Danae Hamlet is a remarkable young professional, always bright and eager to learn. Danae started her college education as an undergraduate in Psychology with a minor in Gender Studies at Loyola University in Maryland. She received her Masters’ Degree of Education in Mental Health Counseling and a Masters’ of Arts in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. Danae joined New York Foundling as a BSFT therapist in 2013. New York Foundling is the oldest child welfare agency in New York City. She quickly became the star of the BSFT program. For many months she scored the highest fidelity rating of any BSFT therapist in the United States. In 2014, Danae was appointed the BSFT On-site Supervisor to lead a team of 5 therapists. She assumed this role with a strong commitment to adherence to the BSFT model. As On-site Supervisor, Danae was continuously striving for excellence.

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New BSFT® Program in Järva, Stockholm

Framtid Stockholm, (formerly known as Maria Ungdom) established its first BSFT program in 2007. In September 2017, Framtid Stockholm opened their second BSFT program in a suburb of Stockholm known as Järva. This suburb of Stockholm is home to Swedish residents as well as immigrants from Syria and refugees from Afghanistan. Sweden is well known for its generous social welfare system which creates a safety net for all Swedish citizens. Faced with a massive surge of immigrants and refugees arriving in Stockholm in recent years, the city of Stockholm has re-doubled its efforts the ensure that all its inhabitants are employed, obtain housing, receive education and social services, and live in communities that are free of crime.

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