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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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Nine Strategies Families Can Use to Help Their Children Succeed 
These nine strategies can help your student succeed in school--and keep him or her out of the school-to-prison pipeline.   Read more.
 
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Becoming an MST Supervisor  
At first, becoming a supervisor for Multisystemic Therapy seemed daunting. But this St. Louis social worker is glad she answered the challenge.   Read more.
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MST Involves the Whole Family in Treatment
Stella and Paul were struggling with their adopted son who had special needs. Multisystemic Therapy involved the whole family to improve things.. Read more.
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Multisystemic Therapy Can Help Slow the School-to-Prison Pipeline 
A former school social worker and current MST supervisor reflects on how harsh discipline policies push youth into the school-to-prison pipeline. MST can help. Read more.