MST Kick-Off Event

Vera French Community Mental Health Center is excited to start the 1st Multisystemic Therapy (MST) team in the state of Iowa.

We are hosting a kick-off event to allow the community to learn more about this ground-breaking, evidence-based treatment solution for at-risk juvenile offenders and their families on Tuesday, March 19th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at a Community Stakeholder Presentation at the Putnam Museum.

At the Community Stakeholder Presentation from 9:00 – 11:00 AM, special guest presenter Dr. Melanie Duncan, Ph.D., Director of Development, MST Services (Charleston, SC) will answer questions and provide an overview of MST, including:

  • Primary Goals of MST Program
  • Theoretical Underpinnings
  • Overview of MST Outcomes Research
  • MST Treatment Principles

All participants are invited to stay after the presentation by Dr. Duncan to enjoy free admission to the Putnam’s impactful new exhibit: RACE: Are We So Different? Referral partners and funders will then have a private working lunch with Dr. Duncan.

Vera French Community Mental Health Center has received start-up funding from Hubbell Waterman Foundation, Regional Development Authority, Scott County Regional Authority, and Genesis Philanthropy to deliver world-class outcomes through Multisystemic Therapy for up to 60 high-risk youth and their families per year in the Quad Cities. The program’s goal is to achieve long-term reductions in youth criminal activity, substance abuse, and anti-social behavior through an integrative, cost-effective, and home-based treatment.

More information regarding MST and its’ outcomes can be found at:

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