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Making a sustainable change

This is the story of a family who have beaten the odds, and stayed safely together as a happy and thriving family.

Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN®) help them by providing 24/7 support to the parents and their children to achieve a loving and safe family and give children the best foundation for a good life.

Prior to being referred to MST-CAN®, this family had been involved with FACS since 2009. There was a history and pattern of ongoing mental health instability, with Mum suffering from depression and difficulty managing anger, and Dad suffering from Bipolar Disorder with episodes of Psychosis, resulting in multiple hospitalisations. The children missing a significant amount of school and being exposed to frequent verbal abuse between both parents.

This family has continued to talk about the program as the only one they have experienced that has been able to address all of the issues they are facing and help them make sustainable changes.

“With MST it's more holistic, more tailored for each individual adult. By us getting well, our kids just naturally follow.”

“It's a really well thought out program and it's helped me and it's helped our family. If you're thinking about it, give it a go.”