This post is one of our Family Friday series when we give you a peek into our family treatment homes. Each Friday, we’ll show you a picture, along with a description from one of our treatment parents. Learn more about our unique treatment model for children with reactive attachment disorder and meet our treatment families.
“Here at the Institute, we work with the children to learn how to build trust and relationships. One of the ways I work on this with *Josh is to do activities together that require a measure of trust from both parties. Josh has been in our program for some time and has earned my trust thus far. I knew he could handle the “hot sauce” project. As an avid hot sauce fan, he has always wanted to make a batch of his own. I guided him through the process – everything from buying the ingredients to making and bottling his hot sauce. I never told Josh what he should do. I only encouraged and helped him to work through his own ideas. When Josh poured his final product into the bottle, he was proud of his own accomplishment. Without even realizing it, he was also working on building trust with a parent figure through this project.”
-Jared Martin, IACD treatment parent