SW Family Distinguished For Work With Problem Sexual Behavior Youth

Southwest Family Guidance Center’s MST-PSB program has received a rare distinction for addressing youth with problem sexual behaviors. Blueprints, a nonprofit evaluator of evidence based programs, with the endorsement of MST Associates (the body who developed and oversees all MST-PSB programs on a nation level), has singled out SWFGC as the first “Model Agency” for the implementation of MST-PSB, embodying a high standard and showing how this important and often sensitive issue can be sustainably addressed. More than 1,400 programs have been reviewed by Blueprints, yet less than 5% have been designated as model or promising programs. We are honored to be the very first Model Agency recognize for MST-PSB, and for having an positive impact within this socially difficult issue.

Multi-Systemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB) is a state-of-the-art, evidence-based practice developed to address problematic sexual behavior by juveniles. The program embraces the client’s needs and systems in the real world, including at home, at school, and in the community. In 2009 SWFGC was chosen as one of two New Mexico agencies to pilot MST-PSB in New Mexico, and currently has three MST-PSB teams serving Bernalillo, Doña Ana, Sandoval and Valencia counties. There are upwards of 40 MST-PSB teams now up and running internationally. More Information About MST-PSB

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development is a nonprofit organization that provides a registry of evidence-based, youth development programs designed to promote the health and well-being of children and teens. Blueprints programs are family, school, and community-based and target all levels of need — from broad prevention programs that promote positive behaviors while decreasing negative behaviors, to highly-targeted programs for at-risk children and troubled teens that get them back on track. Blueprints Website

MST Associates is the licensing body for the implementation of MST-PSB, incorporating intensive quality assurance and fidelity measures into all aspects of the treatment delivery system. MST Associates Website