Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) is a program designed for youth generally between the ages of 12 and 17 who have antisocial, aggressive/violent behaviors and are at risk of out-of-home placement due to delinquency; adjudicated youth returning from out-of-home placement; chronic or violent juvenile offenders; and/or youth with serious emotional disturbances or abusing substances and their families. The duration of MST intervention is 3 to 5 months. MST involves families and other systems such as the school, probation officers, extended families, and community connections. For a complete service definition including entrance criteria please go to http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/mp/8A.pdf. Call Easter Seals UCP Greenville office at 919.587.0001 to make a referral.
Easterseals UCP MST therapist Maxine "Max" Sutton received the high honor in January 2017 of the "Whatever It Takes Award" for her dedication to help MST families during the Hurricane Matthew crisis. Eventhough Max was suffering from displacement due to extreme flooding in her North Carolina neighborhood, she continued to work to help the families she serves. Max put her needs second while showing up for work and continuing to help families get back on their feet again. Easterseals UCP is proud of her hard work and dedication.
Congratulations to an Easterseals UCP MST therapist, Chasity, who received the "Whatever It Takes" Award" from the MST Institute in Charleston, SC. Chasity has demonstrated dedication by daily contact with her families while they are in treatment, becoming the resource specialist for families and the team in her rural area. She stays with a family during a crisis and works hard to stabilize the situation. She has engaged with local police to personally retrieve a child from a hotel known as a drug location. Her positive outlook and attitude has helped in many situations. We're proud to have her on the Easterseals UCP MST Team.
For more info contact Nicole Bauer 919.581.7720