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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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Finding the Fit
Finding the Right MST Fit for Mum and Son
A critical component of Multisystemic Therapy is "finding the FIT". Read how one therapist in the UK worked hard to get the family in alignment with FIT circles. Read more
 
MST Gives Hope
MST Gives Hope to Families with Troubled Adolescents
By the time families with troubled adolescents are referred to MST, they often feel totally helpless. The first question we hear is "what could you possibly do that we haven't tried before?". Learn how MST's Analytic Process creates change and works to restore hope that their child can be helped. Read more
 
Guardian 2015
A day in the life of...an MST therapist
What's a day like for an MST therapist? Where does she go, whom does she see, how does she help anti-social youths? The Guardian wanted to know. Read more.

Shocking Costs
Youth Incarceration Costs Are Enough to Give you Sticker Shock
A study by the Justice Policy Institute came up with staggering figures on what it costs to lock up juvenile offenders in correctional facilities. The institute calls for more "community-based options for treatment and supervision that keep young people at home, or close to home." Read more