Pelham Family Services

Creating Functional Families Through Child Welfare

Creating Functional Families Through Child Welfare (FFTCW)-is a case management clinical treatment continuum of services. It works by reorienting prevention workers who are charged with providing services to families in the community. Drawn from key concepts of the Blueprint program Functional Family Therapy, FFTCW integrates assessment, supervision, and intervention by clarifying the prevention role and how it changes during the course of service delivery.


The MST-CAN program at the Pelham Family Center is for families that have been reported to the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) because of a claim of abuse or neglect. MST-CAN is a type of therapy that works to keep families together, make sure children are safe, prevent abuse and neglect, reduce mental health concerns for all family members, and increase a family’s social supports.