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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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Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
The Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development conference in April is designed to impart information on evidence-based programs like Multisystemic Therapy (MST). Speaking of which, MST will conduct a pre-conference featuring Nell Bernstein, the award-winning author of “Burning Down the House,” a powerful call for closing our nation’s brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons.  Read more
 
Continuous Training is a Vital Part of Multisystemic Therapy
Continuous Training is a Vital Part of Multisystemic Therapy
It is important that therapists do not stray from the MST model and principles. That’s where booster trainings come in. Read more
 
Multisystemic Therapy Expands in Chile
Multisystemic Therapy Expands in Chile
In its push to cut crime among the country’s youth the Chilean government chose MST to provide intensive interventions. Take a look at the impressive results achieved so far.  Read more
 
The Gender Gap in the Juvenile Justice System
The Gender Gap in the Juvenile Justice System
After a comprehensive examination of how girls are treated differently—often to their detriment—than boys in the juvenile justice, the authors of this study came up with some suggestions. One was using MST.
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