evidence based

 

Cognitive-behavioral theory provides the clinical framework of the model tailored specifically to meet the unique developmental needs of adolescents. 

About the model

THE FORWARD-FOCUSED MODEL

multi-modal

 

Multiple modes of treatment, including family, group, and individual interventions are used in the FFM and various forms of creative expression are promoted throughout the treatment process consistent with adolescent learning needs. 

The Forward-Focused ModeL© (FFM) is a comprehensive treatment model that is:

comprehensive

 

Unlike other treatment models for adolescent treatment, the FFM is an all-inclusive treatment comprised of 11 interrelated components. 

trauma-focused

 

Trauma-focused treatment is incorporated into the FFM to recognize the propensity of trauma among justice-involved youth and to ensure that trauma symptoms are addressed as an essential part of treatment.  

developmentally-informed

 

Specifically designed for adolescents aged 12 – 25 years and based on developmental needs related to the adolescent brain.