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Registries of Evidence-Based Practices that include MST


Surgeon General’s Report
“Elaborate training, supervision, and monitoring for treatment adherence make this an exemplary approach. Furthermore, publication of an MST manual and the high level of clinical training in MST distinguish this model from other types of family preservation.” (Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, 1999)

U.S. Department of Justice
“Best of all, MST offers new hope to young people with serious behavioral disorders.” (Shay Bilchick, Director, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin, May 1997)

Washington State Institute of Public Policy
For MST the combined benefits produce a net gain of $21, 863 per participant. This figure climbs to over $61,000 per participant when the reduced costs of out-of-home placement are included. (Washington State Institute of Public Policy Report, January 1998)

Blueprints for Violence Prevention: Blueprints has the most stringent requirements and standards for an evidence-based treatment to be considered a model program, of which MST and MST-PSB have both been recognized.

SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) which lists MST, MST-Psychiatric, MST-PSB and MST-FIT: NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than 180 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse & prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy - Social Programs that Work: A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to increase government effectiveness through the use of rigorous evidence about what works.

RAND - The Promising Practices Network (PPN): The PPN website is a unique resource that offers credible, research-based information on what works to improve the lives of children and their families.

CSAP / OJJDP / SAMHSA - Strengthening America's Families: The OJJDP in collaboration with the CSAP is pleased to provide results of the 1999 search for "best practice" family strengthening programs.

California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC): The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) provides child welfare professionals with easy access to vital information about selected child welfare related programs.

CrimeSolutions is a searchable online registry developed and maintained by the Office of Justice Programs which uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. This registry includes the following entries for MST: MSTMST-PSBMST-CAN, MST-FITMST-Psychiatric and MST-Substance Abuse.

UK National Academy for Parenting Research: The Commissioning Toolkit is a searchable online database of parenting programs and approaches available in England. Program ratings for MST have been developed by the National Academy for Parenting Research (NAPR) based at King's College, London. This registry includes the following entries for MST: MST, MST-PSB and MST-CAN.

UK Early Intervention Foundation (EIF): The EIF's Early Intervention Guidebook is a new online platform for up to date information on What Works for Early Intervention. The Guidebook includes a number of programmes which exemplify the range of outcomes through which Early Intervention can provide benefits for children of different ages. This registry includes the following entries for MST: MSTMST-PSB and MST-CAN.

Child Trends Effective Programs List: Child Trends identifies 43 rigorously evaluated out-of-school time programs, including MST, which target adolescents and young adults, have implementation materials, and have at least one significant and sizeable positive impact on the outcome categories.

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth: The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) Nest What works for kids is Australia's first online database and networking site for researchers, practicioners and policy-makers who are working to improve child and youth wellbeing. Nest What works for kids provides a searchable database of relevant evidence-based programs, practices and tools and provides opportunities for users to contribute to this database, with information about additional programs, practices and tools, including MST. All information included on the database is reviewed, scrutinized and standardized to ensure that it is appropriately validated, can be published and provides sufficient information to meet user needs.


Websites Related to MST


MST Institute: MST Quality Assurance Organization

MST Jobs: Job postings from around the world

Family Services Research Center - Medical University of South Carolina: MST Research Center

Evidence Based Practice in Washington State: A research and implementation organization for the MST adaptation called, Family Integrated Treatment (MST-FIT)

MST Associates: Implementation organization for the MST adaptation on problem sexual behavior  (MST-PSB)

Global Family Solutions: Implementation organization for the MST adaptatation on child abuse and neglect (MST-CAN)

Evidence Based Associates: Implementing evidence-based programs with better results. Guaranteed!

Advancing Evidence Based Practice (AEBP): A non-profit association of providers, researchers, and policy makers all working to promote evidence-based programs for at-risk youth.

EPISCenter: Penn State University center that supports the dissemination, quality implementation, sustainability, and impact assessment of a menu of proven-effective programs.

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MST logic model developed by EPISCenter

MST-SA FAQs (previously known as MST-CM)

The National Implementation Research Network The mission of the NIRN is to close the gap between science and service by improving the science and practice of implementation in relation to evidence-based programs and practices.


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Resources on Juvenile Justice


Annie E. Casey Foundation
Campaign for Youth Justice Campaign for Youth Justice
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Justice Policy Institute
Juvenile Law Center
National Juvenile Justice Network
Prevention Action
Youth Today