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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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Youth Promise Act: Trying to Reform Juvenile Justice
Will the 5th time be a charm for the Youth Promise Act? Kudos for Representative Bobby Scott for never giving up. Read more
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MST Treatment Unites Systems to Save Child
Sometimes it takes a village. Read this moving family story told by Janice Wolfinger from Easter Seals UCP. Read more
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Zero Tolerance Policy in Schools
A zero tolerance policy in school makes little sense, except when the policy is zero tolerance for kids dropping out. Read Dr. Scott Henggeler's account of how two communities approach this issue. Read more
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Family Success Stories: Bringing the Work of MST to Life Contest
Celebrate the achievements of your agency, therapists and families. Send in their stories. Win a $100 Travel Visa Money Card (which works internationally). Get read on the MST blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Even if you don't win, you get an MST T-shirt. Read more