The Multisystemic Therapy Program (MST) is an evidence-based model designed to assure parents can structure their home to safely and effectively manage delinquent and high-risk behavior of their teen.
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What is the goal?
Our program focuses on keeping teenagers enrolled in school and preventing further delinquent activities. The goal is to empower parents to influence the teenager to change their behavior by positively influencing in the child’s environment (peers, school, neighborhood, and family). By empowering parents, services are completed in a short time frame of 3 to 5 months.
Who do we serve?
The MST program serves youth 12 to 17.5 years of age in Kent County. Our program targets kids with multiple problems in the home (ie. running away from home, frequent arguing, domestic violence) , school (ie. truancy, failing classes, frequent suspensions) , and community (ie. stealing, substance use, negative peers)
The MST program takes referrals from juvenile probation officers, juvenile justice workers, and child protective services workers.
Services we provide:
- Coordination with schools
- Connecting families with psychiatric services when needed
- Coordination of services with C.P.S .and court
- Coordination with the families natural supports
- Family therapy
- Marital/Couples therapy
- Individual therapy
- Intensive home-based services
- 24/7 on-call coverage for emergencies
- Flexible appointment times
Network 180 Access Center
Open 24 hours
Phone: (616) 336-3909
Toll Free: (800) 749-7720