Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect® (MST-CAN®) - OzChild

Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect® (MST-CAN®)

Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect® (MST-CAN®) is an in-home intervention model which works with families with serious clinical needs who have come to the attention of Child Protection services due to physical abuse or neglect.

Our clinicians work as part of a broader health and welfare team to provide treatment to the entire family. Guided by extensive safety protocols, treatment is geared towards preventing re-occurrence of abuse and reducing risk of children entering Out-of-Home Care.

Client group

Young people aged 6-17 and their families who are facing vulnerable times.

Program duration

Six-nine months.

Outcome objectives

The major goals are to keep families together, ensure that children are safe, prevent abuse and neglect, reduce mental health difficulties experienced by adults and children, and increase natural social supports.

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