Multisystemic Therapy and Neighborhood Partnerships: Reducing Adolescent Violence and Substance Abuse

Multisystemic Therapy and Neighborhood Partnerships: Reducing Adolescent Violence and Substance Abuse

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Overview

Multisystemic Therapy and Neighborhood Partnerships: Reducing Adolescent Violence and Substance Abuse by Cynthia Cupit Swenson, Scott W. Henggeler, Ida S. Taylor, Oliver W. Addison

Based on the proven technology of Multisystemic Therapy (MST), this unique book provides an exemplary approach to empowering communities to reduce youth violence and substance abuse and promote school success. Effective strategies for working with at-risk youth are embedded in a comprehensive framework that enlists the talents and resources of clinicians, human service professionals, neighborhood residents, community organizations, and outside stakeholders. Using an extended case example to illustrate all aspects of implementing MST on a neighborhood-wide scale, the volume covers empirical and clinical foundations, program planning, and strategies for building collaboration with key community players.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593851095
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 11/18/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Cynthia Cupit Swenson is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Associate Director of the Family Services Research Center. She conducted National Institute of Mental Health-funded research that led to an adaptation of Multisystemic Therapy for child maltreatment, now being implemented in the U.S. and internationally.

Scott W. Henggeler is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC and Director of the Family Services Research Center. His career has focused on the development, validation, and dissemination of effective mental health and substance abuse services for youth presenting serious clinical problems and their families. He has received numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health and other funding sources, and has published more than 250 journal articles, book chapters, and books.

Ida S. Taylor is Director of Gethsemani Community Center in North Charleston, South Carolina. A leader in the Union Heights community for over 20 years, Mrs. Taylor is involved in multiple community and village service projects in North Charleston and Ghana. In 2006, she was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree by the Medical University of South Carolina.

Oliver W. Addison has been a leader in Union Heights for over 40 years and served on the neighborhood council for over 20 years. An advocate for children, he served on the Charleston County School Board for 8 years and served two different terms as the Board’s chair. In 2006, he was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree by the Medical University of South Carolina.

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