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What is Multisystemic Therapy?

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family- and community-based treatment program that focuses on addressing all environmental systems that impact chronic and violent juvenile offenders -- their homes and families, schools and teachers, neighborhoods and friends. MST recognizes that each system plays a critical role in a youth's world and each system requires attention when effective change is needed to improve the quality of life for youth and their families. MST works with the toughest offenders ages 12 through 17 who have a very long history of arrests. Learn more about MST.


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End the Year with a Month Full of Kindness 
On Thanksgiving, Alesandra Longo is grateful for the MST families she works with; she gives thanks to them and the opportunity to serve them. Read more
 
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Multisystemic Therapy as an Alternative to Placement  
A determined guerrera (warrior) grandmother worked with MST as an alternative to placement to rescue her grandson from street gangs. Read more about how she did it
 
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Michigan Judge Chose MST and MST-PSB to 'Rehabilitate' Juveniles
Learn why this Michigan Judge chose MST and MST-PSB to help rehabilitate juveniles in her community.Read more.
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Opioid Epidemic Hits Pennsylvania Hard 
In the midst of an opioid epidemic, the EPISCenter has the facts and a website with a full range of resources for addressing this critical problem. Learn more