MST Incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Help Mom and Daughter

Posted by Tom Havrilak, MST Therapist, Adelphoi Village

A mom was ready to place her child. Nothing was working until she found MST.

Jackie was referred to MST in December 2014. I called her mother’s cell four or five times without any contact. I drove to their home one day. Jackie and her mother lived in rural Southwest Pennsylvania. No one was home. I left a note.


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Topics: Pennslyvania,, family stories,, success stories,

Pennsylvania Improves Juvenile Justice System with Evidence-based Programs

Posted by Lori Moore and Lee Ann Cook

The state of Pennsylvania adopted a new strategy in 2012 to improve its juvenile-justice system. It was intent on following the precepts of the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Balanced and Restorative Justice philosophy, which seeks to help young offenders and their families while protecting the community.  

As part of this goal, a conference is held annually to share ideas, study results and run workshops highlighting the practices, programs and initiatives provided across the state. A part of this year’s theme was “The Right Service for the Right Youth for the Right Amount of Time.”2014_conference_website_01

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Topics: Juvenile Justice Reform,, MST and FFT, Pennslyvania,

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