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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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cultural competency simone fox
MST Strives to Understand the Cultural Experience of Families 
Understanding the cultural experience of families is critical to engaging them. Read what this therapist did to reach a mum.   Read more.
 
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"They Call Us Monsters", Teens Facing Life Behind Bars  
“They Call Us Monsters” is a thought-provoking documentary on the juvenile justice system. We went to a dicussion with the director, and left wondering if this story could have ended differently.   Read more.
MST CAN Staten Island Team
An Effective Model for Child Abuse and Neglect
MST-CAN is an effective treatment for child abuse and neglect cases. Learn how MST-CAN therapists work with families to stop the cycle of abuse. Read more.
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For Seattle, Juvenile Justice Reform Includes Building a New Detention Center 
Juvenile justice reform in Seattle includes building a new jail. Though controversial, King County is committed to helping its most vulnerable children. Read more.