Child Welfare Outcome: Child/Family Well-Being
Type of Maltreatment: Does not target any specific kind of maltreatment
Target Population: Youth (and their families) when the youth has engaged in sexually abusive behavior toward others. The offending youth must be between 10 and 17.5 years of age. Many of these youth will have been seen by the courts, although this is not an inclusionary requirement.
Multisystemic Therapy for Youth with Problem Sexual Behaviors (MST-PSB) is a clinical adaptation of Multisystemic Therapy (MST) that has been specifically designed and developed to treat youth (and their families) for problematic sexual behavior. Building upon the research and dissemination foundation of standard MST, the MST-PSB model represents a practice uniquely developed to address the multiple determinants underlying problematic juvenile sexual behavior.