Places for People believes in the value of early interventions to address behavioral health concerns before they result in severe disruptions. Research demonstrates that early interventions for youths with behavioral issues can reduce mental health disorders and rates of involvement with the juvenile court system.
Places for People provides Multisystemic Therapy (MST) for youths and their families. Program participants are referred by the city's juvenile court and certain St. Louis public and charter schools. This early intervention for youths and teens consists of engaging the entire family and extended support system in developing strategies to reduce risk and promote positive resolution of conflicts.
This early intervention therapy has several key goals:
In addition to benefiting the youth and his or her family, this early intervention also reduces the use of public-funded services, specifically out-of-home placements such as incarceration, residential treatment, and hospitalization.
MST is funded through the St. Louis Mental Health Board, Missouri Foundation for Health, and St. Louis County Children's Service Fund.
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Places for People, Inc. 4130 Lindell BoulevardSt. Louis, MO 63108 Tel: 314.535.5600Get directions to our Recovery Center Campus