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FCT is a legacy model within SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). NREPP is a searchable online registry of mental health and substance abuse interventions that have been reviewed and rated by independent reviewers. The purpose of this registry is to assist the public in identifying scientifically based approaches to preventing and treating mental and/or substance use disorders that can be readily disseminated to the field.




FCT is recognized as an Evidence Based Practice by The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare; The mission of the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) is to advance the effective implementation of evidence-based practices for children and families involved with the child welfare system. The primary goal of the CEBC website is to provide a searchable database of programs that can be utilized by professionals that serve children and families involved with the child welfare system.




In 2015, the North Carolina Practice Improvement Collaborative listed FCT as an endorsed practice for Mental Health.

The mission for the NC PIC is to ensure that all North Carolinians will receive excellent care that is consistent with scientific understanding of what works whenever they come into contact with the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMHDDSAS)  system. 




In 2015, FCT was listed as a resource by the Quality Improvement Center for Adoption & Guardianship Support and Preservation.

The QIC-AG is a five-year project that will develop evidence-based models of support and interventions, which can be replicated or adapted in other child welfare systems to achieve long-term, stable permanency in adoptive and guardianship homes for waiting children as well as children and families after adoption or guardianship has been finalized. Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau.




In 2013, FCT was listed as a Resource in the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Justice Monitor. Each month, the Juvenile Justice Monitor offers state and national juvenile justice news from the Coalition for Juvenile Justice. A typical monthly issue includes federal policy updates and alerts, news about CJJ conferences and events, news from the SAG regional coalitions, CJJ Board of Directors and committee news, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) news, and other events and resources. Additionally, the FCT model has been featured in a webinar sponsored by the CJJ.



Indiana Department of Child Services

In 2012, FCT was selected as model of choice to be implemented as part of the state of Indiana Department of Child Services Comprehensive Home Based Services Request For Proposal (RFP) initiative. The purpose of this RFP was to select vendors/providers that could implement the FCT model to all 18 regions and corresponding 92 local offices in the State of Indiana..



North Carolina DMA

In 2015, FCT was identified by multiple Managed Care Organizations as well as the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) within North Carolina as a standalone (in lieu of) service to be provided to individuals and families involved in child welfare, juvenile justice, residential settings, and mental health systems of care. In 2011, FCT was formally designated as a Family Therapy model option eligible for providers as part of the (DMA) Intensive In Home Service Definition.



Virginia Commission on Youth

In 2011, FCT was formally designated and listed with the Virginia Commission on Youth 4th edition Collection of Evidence Based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Treatment needs."  The Virginia Commission on Youth was established by the Virginia General Assembly and represents a legislative response to a two-year study examining the issues related to services for chronic status offenders. Virginia Code directs the Commission "to study and provide recommendations addressing the needs of and services to the Commonwealth's youth and families." Enacted in 1989, the Commission began operations in 1991.



University of Maryland

As result of effective work by FCT service providers in Maryland, the Maryland Child and Adolescent Innovations Institute recognized Family Centered Treatment ® as an Evidence-based/Promising  Practice

The Institute for Innovation and Implementation (The Institute) serves as a training, technical assistance, evaluation, policy, systems design, and finance center for the Maryland Children's Cabinet and its member agencies, along with multiple other states, localities, and private organizations. The Institute supports state and local governments and organizations to implement effective systems and practices that are designed to best meet the needs of children and youth with complex behavioral needs and their families. This support is provided through three primary units within The Institute: Policy and Finance; Technical Assistance and Implementation; and Research and Evaluation. These units work in an integrated fashion to assist governmental and other organizational entities to achieve better outcomes for children, youth, and their families.




Since 2007, FCT has been a model program for use in North Carolina through the Juvenile Crime Prevention Counsels. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety partners with Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils in each county to galvanize community leaders, locally and statewide, to reduce and prevent juvenile crime. Through its Community Program Section, The North Carolina Department of Public Safety/Division of Juvenile Justice works to provide the State of North Carolina with a comprehensive strategy that helps prevent and reduce juvenile crime and delinquency. This strategy focuses to strengthen families, promote delinquency prevention, support core social institutions, intervene immediately and effectively when delinquent behavior occurs, and identifying and controling the small group of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders in the local communities.