Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

NFI’s Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Program is an intensive family and community based treatment program that focuses on the entire world of youth with behavioral challenges – their homes and families, schools and teachers, neighborhoods and friends. MST works with male and female adolescents with behavioral challenges including truancy and academic problems, serious disrespect and disobedience, aggressive behavior (such as fighting and property destruction), drug and alcohol use and running away. Some youth have court involvement as a result of their behaviors.  MST clinicians go to where the child is and are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Clinicians work intensively with parents and caregivers to put them in control by helping them develop the skills, resources, and support needed to manage problem behaviors. MST is an evidence based program, it has been proven to work and produce positive results with the toughest kids. It blends clinical treatments, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior management training, and community psychology to effectively reach this challenging population.

Client Gender Male and Female
Capacity 19
Ages 12 – 17 years
Length of Stay 3- 5 months
Referring Agency Department of Children and Families and Department of Youth Services
Contact Tomas Orta, Program Director
  tomasorta@nafi.com
Phone: (978) 822-0569
Fax: (978) 531 0312