Jacqueline Le Mesurier

Biography

Jacqueline Le Mesurier is a clinical Psychologist who has worked in the field of trauma from abuse in the non-for-profit sector since 2013, providing assessment and evidence based intervention to children, young people and their families. Jacqueline has experience managing clinical staff and programs; including MST-CAN; and engaging with a range of stakeholders, particularly child protection agencies.

ABSTRACT

Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect: Creating sustainable outcomes for children and their families (Oral presentation)

OzChild’s vision is that all children are safe, respected, nurtured and reach their full potential.

This vision underscores three broad outcome domains that all OzChild Services aim to achieve: Safety, Wellbeing and Permanency for children and families.

OzChild has invested in training and employing clinical staff to advance the use of evidence-informed practices within our services to achieve these outcomes. This includes introducing several, internationally recognised evidence-based programs (EBPs) including Multisystemic therapy for child abuse and neglect (MST-CAN).

This presentation will introduce MST-CAN, present initial findings from our implementation in Australia and highlight how a US home-based program allows practitioners to be trauma-informed, deliver interventions that fit the family’s culture and is strength-based. MST-CAN has a systemic approach to children and young people with a focus on supporting families to be the agent for sustainable change.

Implementation challenges will also be discussed including cultural suitability, the need for local customisation and the training, supervision and coaching needs to ensure that the model is an effective, sustainable solution to improving permanency outcomes for children and young people.

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