Seneca collaborates with County Probation and Behavioral Health Care Services to provide Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to youth and their families. MST is an evidence-based practice that utilizes intensive, strengths-based therapy provided in the home or community of each client youth and family. MST uses an ecological family systems model that assumes that the youth is living in a network of interconnected systems that encompass the individual, family, peer, school and neighborhood. The average treatment duration is five to seven months. The focus of the program is to build upon family and community strengths to address difficulties the youth is experiencing in school, with peers, and in family relationships. Addressing these key areas reduces the likelihood of re-involvement with the juvenile justice system.
Locations of Seneca MST Programs:
- Alameda County
Please visit www.mstservices.com for more information.