July 2017: All About Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
A Family Matter
Sandra and Pete were starting to lose control of their house. Their adopted son, Chase, was becoming violent and affecting the whole family. Thanks to your support, Sandra and Pete found a partner to work alongside them and help keep their family together.
    Sandra and Pete have children ranging from age 37 to age 12. Their two youngest children, Bailey and Chase, were adopted from foster care, and have special needs.
   "In our naivety we thought, we're going to adopt these kids and bring them into a loving home and they'll be just like the other kids we have," said Sandra. "But we didn't realize that at a young age there's so much that they already picked up on that we can't change."
    As Chase grew up, he become violent and out of control. He had no respect for his older siblings and refused to listen to his parents. When Child Protective Services got involved, Sandra and Pete knew something had to be done.
Out of the Darkness
Before Highfields came along, Stacy and her son, Logan, didn't know how to communicate without arguing. Thanks to your support, they are working on their communication skills and rebuilding their relationship. 
    Last year, Stacy and her family moved to a new home in a new school district. This created a lot of stress for her oldest child, 15-year-old Logan.
   Stacy started seeing changes in him. He was hanging out with the wrong crowd, not focusing in school, and making bad decisions. Stacy and Logan argued constantly and didn't know how to communicate with each other.
   Logan got into serious trouble last year and was arrested. Logan and Stacy were referred to Highfields' Multisystemic Therapy Program (MST), an evidence-based treatment program that addresses the systems that impact juvenile offenders (such as their homes, families, schools, etc.).

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Learn more about how MST saves lives from the point of view of a previous client and Highfields' MST Supervisors.

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