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REducing the risk of criminal exploitation using multiSystEmic Therapy (RESET)

REducing the risk of criminal exploitation using multiSystEmic Therapy

The RESET Study

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family-based intervention designed to support young people with antisocial behaviours. MST-E is an augmented version of MST, adapted specifically for the families of children and young people aged 10 to 15 years of age who are at risk of criminal exploitation.

The aim of this study is to understand whether it is feasible to complete a pilot trial of Multi-Systematic Therapy-Exploitation (MST-E) within existing Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) services in England.

This study is funded by the Youth Endowment Fund and is being delivered in collaboration with MST UK & Ireland.

We will be asking people to take part in this study through existing MST services, based in Birmingham, Sandwell, Nottingham, and Kirklees. This will be in three stages:

Study contacts

RESET Study Manager

Dr Nikita Hayden
07824 541182

CEDAR University of Warwick

RESET Study Chief Investigator

Professor Peter Langdon
02476 522912

CEDAR, University of Warwick

Newsletter and further information

To keep updated with the study, you can sign up for the study newsletter by emailing

You can also view study details on the ISRCTN registry where regular study updates will be published.

Participant information sheets

Questionnaires for the pilot phase (stage 2.1) of the project
are available here -