When youth are struggling with problem behaviors, it is important to recognize that their struggles are multidimensional and can stem from a variety of influences. Through The Village’s Multisystemic Therapy (MST) program, we recognize the relationship between these influences and work to help youth ages 12-18 on probation make the changes they need to live healthy, productive lives.
MST is a scientifically proven intervention to at-risk youth that promotes behavioral shifts in their environments, focusing on the strengths of the individual, family and extra-familial systems to promote positive change.
The program uses a strengths-based systemic approach to reduce delinquency, substance use and improve family functioning and educational/vocational performance. Services include:
- Intensive in-home clinical services
- Case management
- Crisis intervention (including 24/7 on-call support)
- Treatment and discharge planning
MST serves youth ages 12-18 who are on probation, struggle significant behavioral problems in the community and are at risk of recidivism/out-of-home placement. Referrals are received through Juvenile Probation (Hartford, New Britain, Rockville and Willimantic).
This program is funded by the Connecticut Judicial Branch – Court Support Services Division.