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Multi-Systemic Therapy

Overview

Multisystemic Therapy Program (MST), an intensive evidence-based program designed to serve dependent and delinquent youth, ages 12 to 17, who are at risk of out-of-home placement or who are currently in an out-of-home placement, addressing the multiple influences that contribute to growing antisocial or illegal behavior in youth.  

Average Length of Service

6 months

Frequency & Length of Service

Services are offered at least weekly in the home.

Eligibility

Families with children between the ages of 12 and 17 are eligible.

Service Provider

Mars Home Youth

MHY Family Services

133 Elk Street
Franklin, PA 16323
Phone: 814-437-1246

The Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Program was adopted by MHY  in 2000.  The program uses an intensive evidence-based program designed to serve dependent and delinquent youth, ages 12 to 17, who are at risk of out-of-home placement or who are currently in an out-of-home placement, addressing the multiple influences that contribute to growing antisocial or illegal behavior in youth.  

MST focuses on changing the known triggers of offending, including characteristics of the individual youth, the family, peer relations, school functioning and the neighborhood. MST treatment plans are designed jointly with family members and are family-driven rather than therapist-driven. Trained therapists work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide referred youth and families with the skills and resources needed to cope with family, peer, school and community problems to achieve successful outcomes.

Contact Us

  1. Venango County Human Services
  2. 1 Dale Avenue
  3. Franklin, PA 16323

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