Helping children and families overcome mental health and substance abuse issues
University Behavioral Associates’ Family Treatment and Rehabilitation (FTR) Program is a preventive program funded by New York City's Administration for Children's Services (ACS). It is dedicated to providing comprehensive, child-centered, family-focused and strength-based services to high-risk families. The program is designed to address the safety and well-being of children and families that are affected by mental health and/or substance-use concerns, with the ultimate goal of supporting families whose children are at risk of foster care placement.
The program’s weekly, intensive assessment and case management services are designed to help families struggling with mental health and/or substance-use problems develop skills and resources to ensure that children will remain safe in the home and to prevent children from entering foster care. Services include the following:
- Comprehensive evaluations of adults and children by clinicians
- Family team conferences
- Regularly scheduled meetings with families to discuss their progress, revise their service plans, as needed, and develop new goals
- Intensive outreach to families
- Weekly case management contacts
- Weekly home visits
- Referrals to community-based resources
- Mental health services
- Substance-use treatment services
- Healthcare services
- Domestic violence services and resources
- Childcare services
The FTR program is for families:
- Who are willing to participate in a comprehensive assessment
- With children between the ages of zero and 18
- Who live in the Bronx
- With mental health and/or substance abuse concerns
Frequently Asked Questions
Preventive services are weekly, intensive assessment and case management services designed to help families struggling with mental health and/or substance abuse problems develop skills and resources to ensure that children remain safe at home and away from entering foster care.
- Most families in UBA’s Family Treatment and Rehabilitation (FTR) Program are referred by New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).
- If a family is already working with ACS, the family can ask the ACS case worker to receive services from UBA, as long as the family meets the eligibility criteria described above and is not involved in another preventive program.
- We also welcome families to contact us directly to obtain more information about services.
The program provides preventive services to children ages zero to 18 years and their families who live in the Bronx.
UBA is located at 334 East 148th Street in the Hub section of the South Bronx, with a secondary location at 55 East 208th Street in the Norwood neighborhood of the Bronx. Both sites are conveniently located near public transportation. We deliver services at our offices but primarily work with our families in their own neighborhoods, in and near their homes.
Services are typically provided for a period of 12 months, but can be shorter or longer depending on families’ needs.
Yes, please ask for details.
Yes, we have Spanish-speaking therapists and can also use a translation phone as needed.
Many families will be referred by New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services or by other community providers. However, families interested in receiving preventive services from UBA are welcome to call and inquire about their eligibility to receive services.
To obtain more information, please contact the UBA FTR Program directly:
UBA FTR Program