Children’s Services: Social Policy, Research, and Practice Volume: 2 Issue: 2 Dated: 1999 Pages: 81-93
This study examined the effectiveness of multisystemic therapy (MST) in promoting school participation among substance-abusing and dependent juvenile offenders with high rates of psychiatric comorbidity.
Youth were randomly assigned to receive MST compared with usual community-based services. Results indicated that MST (but not usual services) significantly increased school attendance at posttreatment, and that these treatment gains were maintained at the 6-month follow-up assessment. Explanations for the findings and directions for future research are discussed. (publisher abstract modified)
United States of America