A recent Northwestern Medicine study1 finds mental health disorders persist 15 years after youth leave juvenile facilities, causing teens to struggle with long-term mental health and life stability.
Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is a family-and-community-based alternative to juvenile incarceration that strives to keep youth safely at home. If you are interested in bringing MST to your community, contact us here.
1Linda A. Teplin, Lauren M. Potthoff, David A. Aaby, Leah J. Welty, Mina K. Dulcan, Karen M. Abram. Prevalence, Comorbidity, and Continuity of Psychiatric Disorders in a 15-Year Longitudinal Study of Youths Involved in the Juvenile Justice System. JAMA Pediatrics, 2021.
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