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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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Providing Multisystemic Therapy with Sparse Populations 
Iceland has remote areas with sparse populations that won‘t support their own MST teams. So the country came up with a solution to reach these families.   Read more.
 
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Can Drug Courts Partner with Evidence-Based Programs?  
Drug courts work with youth who have substance misuse problems. But they can be more effective if they partner with evidence-based programs.   Read more.
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MST Therapist Does Whatever it Takes for a Family
MST therapists often do whatever it takes to help move a family forward. In this case, it meant mowing the lawn, both figuratively and literally. Read more.
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Labeling Troubled Youth 
It’s hard getting beyond being labeled a troubled youth or a drug addict. But MST’s Principle 2 helps families and youth move past them. Read more.