One Bergen County Plaza,, 2nd Floor New Jersey, Hackensack 07601
A federal "blueprint" program that addresses the needs of juveniles with severe behavioral problems by providing intensive in-home family therapy. Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) is a comprehensive treatment program designed to serve multi-problem youth in their community. MST is a home-based program that has been the focus of several major research studies and has demonstrated clinical and costeffectiveness for youths with complex emotional, social, and academic needs. Caseloads of the therapists are small (4-6 families per therapist) and treatment is intensive, often including multiple contacts with the family in the home every week. The average length of treatment is from 2-5 months.
Open to Bergen County youths, ages 13 to 17-1/2, who are referred by the Juvenile Family Court, Juvenile Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU), parents, schools, or service agencies.