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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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Keeping Families Intact with MST-CAN 
MST-CAN, a model for child abuse and neglect cases, works hard to keep families intact. Remy Schonhaut shares why she loves the model and how it works.   Read more.
 
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Are 'Troublesome Youths' Costing Norway Too Much?  
A Norwegian researcher argues that too much money is spent on troublesome youths. An MST supervisor disagrees and explains why.   Read more.
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A Call to Action for Bipartisan Support of Juvenile Justice Reforms
The Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act needs to be authorized, and so do other juvenile justice reforms. Read about them and what you can do to help. Read more.
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Understanding Cultural Differences to Achieve Success with MST 
Understanding cultural differences was an imperative for an MST therapist to figure out how to address a teen's poor choices and bad behaviours. Read more.