What We Do

Multisystemic Therapy

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
  • Assessment
  • Case management
  • Crisis intervention (including 24/7 on-call support)
  • Treatment and discharge planning

Access Services
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.