The Teaching-Family Model
The Teaching-Family Model (TFM) is a philosophy and practice of care and treatment that prioritizes therapeutic relationships with caregivers as the primary conduit of effective treatment in supportive family-style settings.
Family-style relationships are seen as essential to healthy development of social, relational, and interpersonal skills. The TFM is a strength-based, comprehensive, and trauma-informed model of care that builds positive change while remaining focused on the holistic development of the person served.
The Model is rooted in cognitive behavioral theory and can be used with children, youth, and adults with a range of diagnoses and symptoms, as well as with those who have experienced significant trauma, maltreatment and loss.
Evidence-based & Trauma-informed
The Teaching-Family Model is an evidence-based approach which is fully integrated at both the individual and the organizational level. It provides effective individualized and trauma-informed treatment services to children, youth, adults, and families.
Through peer-reviewed research and clinical practice, the Teaching-Family Model is recognized to be cost-effective, replicable, and highly effective for all participants.
50 years of
Caring for Underserved, At-Risk, Challenging Populations
Research & Implementation Science
Ensuring Persons Served have Voices and Choices
Moving Theory into Practice
Empowering Millions of Individuals and Families
Implementation of the Teaching-Family Model improves:
Quality of Care
Consumer and Client Satisfaction
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