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New Mexico MST Expansion RFA Information Session May 19, 2020 Suzanne Kerns, PhD Chris Mason, MSW Center for Effective Interventions 2 University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work MST Network Partner Serving the Colorado,

  1. New Mexico MST Expansion RFA Information Session May 19, 2020 Suzanne Kerns, PhD Chris Mason, MSW

  2. Center for Effective Interventions 2  University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work  MST Network Partner  Serving the Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, western Texas, and Washington areas since 2001  CEI-based Staff:  Suzanne Kerns – Executive Director  Andie Uomoto – Assistant Director  Chris Mason – MST Expert  Dana Garofalini – MST Expert  Cory Robbins – MST Expert

  3. Multisystemic Therapy in New Mexico  2020:  MST: 9  MST-PSB: 4  Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Bernalillo, Valencia, Roosevelt, Quay, Curry, De Baca, Harding, Dona Ana  2015:  MST: 19  MST-PSB: 4  Served 25 counties

  4. New Mexico Expansion  Goal: Increase MST service availability within New Mexico  Serve 180+ new families within the first year of implementation  Build 4-5 new teams in underserved regions of New Mexico  Approach:  During Year 1  Initial start-up, including site readiness, hiring support, training, and quality assurance is covered by the project  Selected agencies receive about $120,000 to support initial start-up  COVID-19 impacts  Will work collaboratively with sites to determine a realistic start-up period.  All teams must be established by no later than June 2021

  5. MST licensure and dissemination Family Services Research Center (FSRC) at the Medical University of South Carolina MST Services MST Institute Licensed and affiliated organizations: MST Network Partner Organizations Local MST Provider Organizations 5

  6. What is “MST”? 6  Community-based, family-driven treatment for antisocial/delinquent behavior in youth  Focus is on “Empowering” caregivers (parents) to solve current and future problems  The MST “client” is the entire ecology of the youth - family, peers, school, and neighborhood

  7. Evidence-Base of MST   One of the most well-researched treatment models  79 different studies that include over 58,000 families  Met “Well - Supported” for the FFPSA Title IV -E Prevention Services Clearinghouse  Reviewed by multiple other registries, including Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development, Washington State Institute for Public Policy, the Institute of Medicine, and others.  Greatest impacts in:  Keeping youth in their homes  Reducing re-arrests  Improvements in family relations and functioning  Increased school attendance and performance  Decreased substance use  …and more!

  8. Theoretical Underpinnings 8 Based on social ecological theory of Urie Bronfenbrenner • Children and adolescents live in a social ecology of interconnected systems that impact their behaviors in direct and indirect ways • These influences act in both directions (they are reciprocal and bi-directional)

  9. Causal Models of Delinquency and Drug Use: Common Findings of 50+ Years of Research 9 Prior Delinquent Family Behavior Delinquent Delinquent Behavior Peers School Neighborhood/Community Context

  10. Delinquency is a Complex Behavior 10 Common findings of 50+ years of research: delinquency and drug use are determined by multiple risk factors: • Family (low monitoring, high conflict, etc.) • Peer group (law-breaking peers, etc.) • School (dropout, low achievement, etc.) • Community (  supports,  transiency, etc.) • Individual (low verbal and social skills, etc.)

  11. MST Assumptions 11  Children’s behavior is strongly influenced by their families, friends, and communities (and vice versa) • Families and communities are central and essential partners and collaborators in MST treatment  Caregivers/parents want the best for their children and want them to grow to become productive adults

  12. MST Assumptions (Cont.) 12  Families can live successfully without formal, mandated services  Professional treatment providers should be accountable for achieving outcomes  Science/research provides valuable guidance  And… ** Change can occur quickly **

  13. MST Theory of Change 13 Peers Reduced Improved Antisocial MST Family Behavior and School Functioning Improved Functioning Community

  14. How is MST Implemented? 14 Intervention strategies: MST draws from research- based treatment techniques • Behavior therapy • Parent management training • Cognitive behavior therapy • Pragmatic family therapies • Structural Family Therapy • Strategic Family Therapy • Pharmacological interventions (e.g., for ADHD)

  15. Standard MST Referral Criteria (ages 12-17) 15 Exclusionary Criteria Inclusionary Criteria  Youth living independently  Youth at risk for placement due  Sex offending in the absence of to anti-social or delinquent other anti-social behavior behaviors, including substance  Youth with moderate to severe abuse autism (difficulties with social communication, social interaction,  Youth involved with the juvenile and repetitive behaviors) justice system  Actively homicidal, suicidal or  Youth who have committed psychotic sexual offenses in conjunction  Youth whose psychiatric problems with other anti- social behavior are primary reason leading to referral, or have severe and serious psychiatric problems

  16. 16 How is MST Implemented? (Cont.)  Single therapist working intensively with 4 to 6 families at a time  3 to 5 months is the typical treatment time (4 months on average across cases)  Work is done in the community, home, school, and neighborhood: removes barriers to service access  Adjustments are being made to meet needs via telehealth during COVID-19  Team of 2 to 4 therapists plus a supervisor  24 hr/ 7 days a week team availability: on-call system

  17. 17 How is MST Implemented? (Cont.)  MST staff deliver all treatment – typically no or few services are brokered/referred outside the MST team  MST staff must be able to have a “lead” clinical role, ensuring services are individualized to strengths and needs of each youth/family  Never-ending focus on engagement and alignment with primary caregiver and other key stakeholders (e.g. probation, courts, children and family services, etc.)  MST has strong track record of client retention and satisfaction

  18. Quality Assurance and Continuous 18 Quality Improvement in MST Goal of MST Implementation: • Obtain positive outcomes for MST youth and their families QA/QI Process: • Training and ongoing support (orientation training, boosters, weekly expert consultation, and weekly supervision) • Organizational support for MST programs • Implementation monitoring (measure adherence and outcomes, and work sample reviews) • Improve MST implementation as needed, using feedback from training, ongoing support, and measurement

  19. PIR MST QA/QI Overview Program Implementation Review and other Input/feedback via internet-based data collection reports Training/support, including MST manuals/materials Output to – Organization, Program Stakeholders and MST Coach Organizational Context MST MST Expert/ MST MST Youth/ Coach Consultant Supervisor Therapist Family 19 CAM SAM TAM Consultant Supervisor Therapist Adherence Adherence Adherence Measure Measure Measure Output to – Output to – Output to – MST Coach MST Expert MST Supervisor and MST Expert

  20. Research-based adherence measures: TAM-R – youth criminal charges 36% lower for families with maximum adherence score (1) than for families with minimum adherence score (0) MST Quality 20 SAMSP – youth criminal charges 53% lower for Assurance families with maximum SAMSP score (1) than for families with minimum SAMSP score (0) System CAM – consultant/MST expert adherence predicts improved therapist adherence and improved youth outcomes

  21. MST Transportability Study: Relationship between TAM-R and Youth 21 Criminal Outcomes (2.3 year follow-up) TAM-R Predicting Post-Treatment Criminal Charges 2.5 0 (Min.) Number of Post-Treatment Charges 2.3 2.1 0.38 (-1 SD) 1.9 0.64 (Mean) 1.7 0.92 (+1 SD) 1 (Max.) 1.5 1.3 0 (Min.) 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1 (Max.) TAM-R Score

  22.  Agencies respond to RFA  End of May and throughout June: selected agencies participate in a feasibility assessment with CEI  Determine that MST is financially viable, and agency has or is willing to develop policies/ procedures in alignment with MST best practices  If decision is made to move forward, agency will New contract with Falling Colors for start-up funding Mexico  July – August: Co-develop an implementation plan, including desired timeline Expansion  According to timeline: Timeline  CEI provides support with hiring team therapists and supervisor  Schedule training  Submit Goals and Guidelines  Get started!

  23. Questions? Thank you for your time and attention Suzanne Kerns: Chris Mason: 23 (303)871-2031 Slides and the audio recording will be posted at: Click on News and Events!

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