MST Services Presents Annual "Whatever It Takes" Awards

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Multisystemic Therapy (MST), which works with high-risk juvenile offenders to keep them at home, in school and out of trouble, announced the 2014 Annual Whatever It Takes (WIT) winners during the MST International Conference held in Charleston, SC.

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Among hundreds nominated, the following people stood out as the ‘best of the best’ to receive praise for their hard work and dedication to improving the lives the kids and families they serve.

MST Services presented six 2014 “Whatever It Takes” Awards during the MST International Conference held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center on April 21, 2015 in North Charleston, South Carolina. MST works with high-risk juvenile offenders to keep them at home, in school and out of trouble. Each year, the organization presents the prestigious award to people and teams who have demonstrated outstanding and meritorious service.

Among hundreds nominated, the following people stood out as the ‘best of the best’ to receive praise for their hard work and dedication to improving the lives the kids and families they serve.

Joel Hanna-Champion, a service manager with Sheffield Youth Service in England, was recognized for his key role in the development of the MST program in Sheffield.

Molly Bociek, a MST expert with Adelphoi Village in Latrobe, Pa., was honored for her expertise, experience and help in maintaining adherence to the MST treatment model.

Karla Zambrano, a MST supervisor with Subsecretaria de Prevención del Delito in Chile, was praised for overcoming numerous barriers and being a role model supervisor and advocate in the community of Valparaiso.

The entire Metropolitan Human Services District MST team in New Orleans, La. was commended for its outstanding work and ability to connect with caregivers while going through the MST treatment program.

Tracy Belford, a MST therapist in Leicester, England, was recognized for her calm and persistent approach when working with MST families, allowing her to help deliver positive outcomes for youth and their families.

Fiona Nyatho, a crisis care worker on the MST Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) team in Greenwich, England, was applauded for her outstanding work implementing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment under challenging circumstances for a young girl.

Dr. Scott Henggeler, the founder of MST, presented the awards during the conference luncheon in front of an audience consisting of hundreds of MST professionals from around the world.

About Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an evidence-based, proven treatment targeting chronic juvenile offenders and their families in the community, diverting them from expensive out-of-home placements. Studies of MST have demonstrated reductions in future criminal offending and incarceration and improved educational attainment for youth who participate in MST as compared to youth who receive “usual services” or individual therapy. There are currently 550 teams in 34 states and 14 countries, serving 23,000 youth a year.

To learn more about MST, visit mstservices.com and follow MST on Facebook at facebook.com/mstservices and on Twitter at twitter.com/mst_services

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