An Independent Effectiveness Trial of Multisystemic Therapy With Juvenile Justice Youth

  • Timmons-Mitchell J
  • Bender M
  • Kishna M
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See, stats, and : https : / / www . researchgate . net / publication / 7183078 An Multisystemic Youth Article DOI : 10 . 1207 / s15374424jccp3502_6 : PubMed CITATIONS 128 READS 321 4 , including : Jane - Mitchell Case 13 SEE All - text , letting . Available : Jane - Mitchell Retrieved : 31 This study examines the effectiveness of an evidence - based practice , multisystemic therapy (MST) , conducted in a real - world mental health setting with juvenile justice involved youth and their families . Importantly , this is the firstrandomizedclinicaltrialofMSTwithjuvenileoffendersintheUnitedStatesconductedwithoutdirectoversightbythemodeldevelopers.Thisstudyreportsoutcomesachievedfor93youthrandomlyassignedtoMSTortreatmentasusual(TAU)servicesthrough18-monthfollow-upposttreatmentforoffensedataand6-monthfollow-upposttreatmentforratingsoftheChildandAdolescentFunctionalAssessmentScale(CAFAS).Out-comesincludesignificantreductioninrearrestandimprovementin4areasoffunc-tioningmeasuredbytheCAFASforyouthwhoreceivedMST.Implicationsfordeliv-eryofempiricallysupportedtreatmentsinreal-worldsettingsarediscussed.

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Authors

  • Jane Timmons-Mitchell

  • Monica B. Bender

  • Maureen A. Kishna

  • Clare C. Mitchell

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