How Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Works

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an evidence-based intervention for at-risk youth and their families. Therapists work in the home, school and community and are on call 24/7 to provide caregivers with the tools they need to transform the lives of troubled youth. Watch our video to understand how MST treatment works within a family's environment.

Catholic Charities’ experience with MST youth mental health program. A heartwarming success story about how MST empowered a family to find their own success.

MST therapists are on call 24/7 and work in the home, school, and community to provide caregivers with the tools they need to transform the lives of troubled youth. MST offers an alternative to juvenile incarceration for troubled kids.

MST-CAN (Child Abuse and Neglect) is a holistic approach to treating children. MST-CAN provides personalized interventions that are specific to the social and family context of the child.

The Impact of Multisystemic Therapy

Judge Steven Teske on the impact of MST. Caregivers learn to hold their children accountable. MST's juvenile offender treatment can prevent crime and reduce the number of incarcerated youth.

A mother's testimonial on how MST's programs for troubled teens helped her child and provided an alternative to juvenile incarceration that benefited the entire family.

MST's cost savings for communities. Learn why MST is the gold standard of youth evidence-based programs, and how this effective juvenile offender treatment saves money for communities by reducing crime.

Intersection of Juvenile Justice and the Opioid Epidemic. This webinar focuses on the intersection of the opioid epidemic with the juvenile justice and child protective systems and how prevention strategies and clinically proven interventions such as Multisystemic Therapy (MST) can work together to help reduce substance abuse among youth and caregivers. Webinar jointly produced by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and MST.

The Family First Prevention Services Act and Multisystemic Therapy. The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) will allow states to utilize federal funds to invest in evidence-based programs for communities with the goal of preventing out-of-home placement whenever possible. This webinar illustrates how Multisystemic Therapy (MST) works toward that same goal by empowering families with tailored interventions that take place in the home, school, and community.

MST in the News

NBC News-Virginia. This video highlights the impact of MST in the Virginia community, and the success it has had in keeping at-risk teenagers from re-offending.

NBC News-Baltimore. The video examines the high costs of juvenile incarceration, and how MST’s evidence-based child therapy can significantly reduce arrests by forming relationships with troubled youth.