The Family Telehealth Project

The Family Telehealth Project is funded by the Visa Foundation. Designed to meet the unique needs of child welfare-involved youth in out-of-county placement and their families of origin, the study involves adapting an empirically supported family-based affect management intervention in collaboration with key stakeholders (youth, caregivers, child welfare, probation, court, school) to be delivered via telehealth. The study aims to improve behavioral health outcomes and reduce housing instability among youth involved in the child welfare system by increasing youth and caregivers’ affect management abilities and improving the caregiver-youth relationship. San Francisco child-welfare involved youth (ages 12-18 years) who have been placed out-of-county and their caregivers of origin are eligible to participate in the Family Telehealth Project.