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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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MST Therapist Gives Refugee Mother Hope and Independence
A single mother seeks safety with her son in a foreign country only to run into problems there when her 14-year-old keeps getting into trouble. The mother was afraid of deportation-until an MST therapist came to help.  Read more
 
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Confessions of a 'Juvenile Delinquent'
As difficult as it may be to believe, 9 out of 10 adults surveyed said that they had committed crimes as juveniles that could have gotten them jailed. Sophie Karpf admits to being one of the nine. But she never ended up in jail. Why? Read more
 
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The Two Paths for Youth: College of Prison 
Here is a call for understanding and empathizing with youth who come from underprivileged backgrounds. A call to walk in their shoes and stop demanding punishment instead of treatment. 
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Out-of-Home Placement was the Only Option Until Multisystemic Therapy
With the help of MST, a Pennsylvania family learned how to say enough is enough to their 14-year-old son and find a way to effectively reinforce good behavior.  Read more