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Monica Zarate, LMHC, Senior BSFT Model Manager trains a team of BSFT Therapists at JCCA.

Jewish Child Care Association is Now the Largest Provider of BSFT Services in New York City

Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) began implementation of the Brief Strategic Family Therapy® (BSFT®) program in June, 2013 with three teams of therapists. JCCA converted their large General Preventive Service program in Brooklyn when the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) gave agencies the opportunity to change their preventive services programs to an evidence based model.

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Brief Strategic Family Therapy® Program Sets Milestones in New York City

The Brief Strategic Family Therapy® (BSFT®) program was awarded $6 million by New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). The award was opened for competitive applications from providers wishing to participate in the Specialized Teen Preventive Program, whose mission is to provide evidence based family therapy to troubled teens at risk of being removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Along with the BSFT model, other Evidence Based Programs such as Multisystemic Therapy (MST), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), and Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) were also awarded funding by ACS. In April 2013, ACS issued awards to three providers to implement the BSFT program.

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Recognition for Brief Strategic Family Therapy®

  • National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices
  • U.S. Office of Juvenile Delinquency Prevention
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
  • Indian Health Service