2019 Another Busy Year

2019 Another Busy Year

Jeff and I have had another busy year and are thankful for the many opportunities we have had and the wonderful people we met. In June, we presented at the National Council on Adoption in Atlanta. https://www.adoptioncouncil.org/ Jeff gave the "two baby talk" which in...

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ECTM–Emotional Cognitive Trauma Model

ECTM–Emotional Cognitive Trauma Model

Welcome Our desire is to provide the tools for dedicated parents and professionals to facilitate the healing of traumatized children in a family setting. The Emotional Cognitive Trauma Model (ECTM), developed by Faye Hall and Jeff Merkert, utilizes a targeted set of...

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2017–A busy year

2017–A busy year

Jeff and I have been blessed this year with many training opportunities.  These opportunities offered parents and professionals a deeper understanding of the impact of early trauma, healthier was to parent, more appropriate services with improved systems of care, and...

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Our Child’s Inner Voice

Our Child’s Inner Voice

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice” Peggy O’Mara www.TheSilverPenn.com During a recent search on Pinterest, I stumbled over this quote causing me to stop and reflect on its’ implications for the families in our family based service.  How do we...

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Intensive In-Home Treatment for RAD Shows Promise

For the past few years Faye Hall, the mother of four children (including one who has reactive attachment disorder or RAD), has been diligently working to help adoptive parents heal children who suffer from RAD. Together with Jeffrey Merkert, a therapeutic support...

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