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CONFERENCE PROVIDES TOOLS TO INCREASE YOUTH SERVED THROUGH EXISTING PROGRAM
The MST Network Partner Conference, scheduled to be held on October 19 to 21, 2016, in Charleston, S.C., will focus on increasing the number of youth served by MST through programs that already exist but are underutilized, say conference organizers.
"For several years, MST Services has remained focused on growing its impact and increasing the number of youth with serious clinical needs who have access to evidence-based programs like Multisystemic Therapy® (MST). While the goal has been to ensure MST is available in more communities, MST Services determined it also has unused capacity in some of its existing programs. In response, the organization has “drilled down” to the local level to outline what it would take, team-by-team, to increase caseloads and make use of existing MST capacity," says Laura Shortt, MST Services Vice President, MNP. “We have connected with multiple MST experts and teams from around the globe to identify common barriers in serving youth. We want to provide programs with the best resources to ensure MST therapists can treat as many families as possible in their communities”.
Designed for Network Partner directors, program developers and MST experts, the Network Partner Conference invites attendees to focus on this challenge and develop strategies to support teams at the local level to address this existing but untapped need.
Shortt says, "...the organization found areas critical to increasing utilization, including active referral management by team supervisors and strong stakeholder relationships across the program, with multiple levels in the community ecology."
This year’s conference will include workshops designed to give Network Partners the skills and practice needed to help their MST teams actively manage referral processes. Attendees will learn how to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships. They’ll receive the necessary tools and resources to promote Network Partners’ MST programs, and gain insight on ways to leverage strong, existing stakeholder relationships so others can promote MST on their behalf and on that of their providers.
"This year’s conference promises a wonderful opportunity for Network Partners to meet and share successes and struggles," says Shortt. “Our goal is that conference attendees leave feeling energized to support MST teams. Conference presenters are working hard to develop workshops that provide resources teams can immediately adopt. Attendees will have a chance to practice, discuss, and identify potential impact of resources presented. Our goal is that every conference attendee leaves with something unique to offer to the MST teams around the world.”
Did you know that MST served 7,145 families in June 2016?
Join us in welcoming the following new teams to MST!
River Oak Center for Children (River Oak Team 3) - California
Leicester City Council (Leicester MST-CAN) - United Kingdom
Van Buren Community Mental Health (Van Buren Blended) - Michigan
Pluryn (Pluryn Anhem) - Netherlands
Community Health Resources (MST-BSF Norwich) - Connecticut
Wheeler Clinic (MST-BSF Manchester) - Connecticut
Birmingham Youth Offending Services (Birmingham2 South) - United Kingdom
During our last Network Partner call, Dr. Scott Henggeler presented on "Evidence-Based Psychosocial Treatments for Adolescents With Disruptive Behavior" - a study completed by Mike McCart, Ph.D. and Ashli Sheidow, Ph.D. at Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC). The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. You can download the presentation slides to learn more.
1200 Borduin, C. M. &O Dopp, A. R. (2015). Economic impact of multisystemic therapy with juvenile sexual offenders. Journal of Family Psychology, 29, 687-696.
1204 Welsh, B. C., & Greenwood, P. W. (2015). Making it happen: State progress in implementing evidence-based programs for delinquent youth. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 13, 243-257
1206 Henggeler, S. W. (2015). Preventing youth violence through therapeutic interventions for high-risk youth. In P. D. Donnelly & C. L. Ward (Eds.), Oxford textbook of violence prevention: Epidemiology, evidence, and policy (pp. 161-167). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
1209 Leve, L. D. Chamberlain, P., & Kim, H. K. (2015). Risks, outcomes, and evidence-based interventions for girls in the US juvenile justice system. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 18, 252-279.
1500 McCart, M. R. & Sheidow, A. J. (2016). Evidence-Based Psychosocial Treatments for Adolescents With Disruptive Behavior. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2016.114699
1501 Schoenwald, S. K. (2016). The Multisystemic Therapy Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement System. In W. O’Donohue & A. Maragakis (Eds.), Quality Improvement in Behavioral Health (pp. 169-192). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
On Twitter, there were updates from around the U.S. about juvenile justice reform efforts and articles about the need for further reform, such as this retweet of an article from The Atlantic on approaching crime the way we approach disease.
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