Faye is the birth mom of 3 children and an adoptive mom of a child with a history of trauma from abuse and neglect. (Read: The Voice of a Child, Allan, her son wrote) She received her BS in education from Towson State University and taught elementary school. Later, she earned her MA from Penn State University and received her clinical training from McDaniel College
Jeff received his degree in Bible and Family Ministry after his 24 years in retail management. He earned his CAC from Penn State. In 2000, Jeff began working with children with Reactive Attachment Disorder as a Therapeutic Support Staff within Pa’s mental health system. He logged more than 3000 in-home hours working one on one with these children. In 2003, he transferred to a family based model of short term but intense treatment. In 2007, he was certified in Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy.
Due to the difficulty Faye had parenting her adoptive son, Jeff and she partnered in 2000 to research and develop materials that merge mental health and development to assist other professionals and parents who have children with early trauma and attachment disruptions. They combed through every
After years as an outpatient therapist for children with early relational trauma and their families, Jeff and Faye helped develop Healing Hearts Family Based Services at Jewish Family Service in Harrisburg, Pa. Their program began in 2010 with the goals to stabilize families and to promote healing for traumatized children and their families.
Together, they have trained foster and adoptive parents, educators, caseworkers, therapists, foster/adoptive workers, direct care staff, Head Start teachers, wraparound support staff, and
Additionally, Jeff and Faye are independent facilitators of Becoming a Love and Logic Parent and 9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom. They developed and teach a parenting program based on the Love and Logic principals for
- Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
- Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Internal Family System
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I smiled as I watched Allan, my 15 years old adopted son, sitting contentedly at the dining room table surrounded by art supplies. He was sketching a course where he could ride his BMX bike through the back woods. He talked excitedly about the steepness, he timidly...
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...
Our desire is to provide the tools for dedicated parents and professionals to facilitate the healing of traumatized children in a family setting.