The Maui Intensive Support Services provides individualized services to families and youth with serious behavior, social, and emotional challenges. These issues negatively affect youths' ability to successfully live at home or remain in school and they interfere with positive productive family and peer relationships.
Services are planned and delivered in partnership with key family members and system personnel, including for example: parents or legal guardians; care coordinators and other behavioral health professionals; justice/law enforcement personnel; school staff; other relatives or adults connected with the youth; other service providers.
Treatment strategies are grounded in established clinical theory and empirically-supported therapeutic principles. Interventions are evidence-based and focus on key factors in each of the following areas:
Family networks and relationships
School or job performance
Peer connections and relationships
Neighborhood and community networks and supports
What specific therapeutic models does The Intensive Support Services Program - Maui use?
What is MST?
Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an evidence based treatment program for youth with serious and complex problems who live at home. Therapists work with youth and their parents on specific goals that will enable the youth to continue living at home, going to school or to work and avoiding arrest or re-arrest.
Therapists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, wherever and whenever necessary.
Therapists work with no more than 4-6 families at a time.
Treatment is intensive, including daily or weekly multiple contacts with family members and others.
How do families obtain MST services?
Youth and their families are screened by and referred to PACT through Family Guidance Centers located throughout the State.
Where do MST services take place?
Therapists work wherever necessary in the community, in family homes or in PACT offices.
How long do MST services last?
Generally up to 3-5 months.
Where are MST services located?
PACT MST therapists are on the islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui and Molokai.
Who is Intensive Support Services Program - Maui for?
MST has been effective with chronic, violent delinquents and youth with serious and complex emotional, social and academic needs.
Is there a fee?
Services are free of charge
81 North Market Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: (808) 244-2330
Fax: (808) 244-2254
Monday through Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm
Parents And Children Together - Maui is primarily funded by: The Hawaii State Judiciary and Maui County Family Visitation Center-Maui: The Hawaii Department of The Attorney General Intensive Support Services Program-Maui: The Hawaii Department of Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division.