Healing Hearts Camp

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About This Program

Target Population: Families with challenging children from 5 to 14 years of age struggling with attachment or adoption issues and the professionals who work with them.

For children/adolescents ages: 5 – 14

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 5 – 14

Brief Description

Healing Hearts Camp provides tools to help parents struggling with destruction, defiance, or disrespect issues with their children. At the camp, parents are educated and empowered about reactive attachment disorder (RAD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD), autism, and Asperger’s and how to help their children at home and in school. All of the activities are designed to build trust, healthy relationships, and a full conscience (i.e., age appropriate ability to use moral judgment to choose right from wrong and to feel remorse for wrongdoing) in traumatized children while supporting their parents to provide for their special needs and powerful nurturing.

Program Goals:

The overall goals of Healing Hearts Camp are:

  • Fill parents with hope for their child’s future
  • Encourage parents to not give up
  • Guide parents with understanding and effective interventions to avoid harsh punishment and anger in the parent/child relationship
  • Teach parents how to help children become respectful, build self-respect, and be responsible and resourceful
  • Have more peace and laughter in the home and to provide permanency in their lives

Contact Information

Helen McDevitt
Agency/Affiliation: Families by Design
Website: www.attachment.org/parents/camps
Email:
Phone: (970) 984-2222
Fax: (970) 524-4114
Nancy Thomas
Agency/Affiliation: Families by Design
Website: www.attachment.org/parents/camps
Email:
Phone: (970) 984-2222
Fax: (970) 524-4114

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: May 2014

Last CEBC Contact Date: February 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2014

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2014