D.A. Blodgett - St. John’s was awarded funding from the Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage. This funding will help Early Childhood Attachment (ECA) Services to expand their services and help more youth, ages 0 to 5, to form secure relationships through play, counseling and education.
Early Childhood Attachment helps youth, like Arthur. At 14 months old Arthur joined ECA because during his first 8 months of life he did not learn to rely on adults to care for him, due to difficult circumstances at home. Thanks to ECA, he and his foster parents worked together to learn how to build a relationship with trust and affection. It was a lot of work for the foster family, adoptive family, and Arthur but we are happy to share that Arthur is now thriving in his adoptive home.
“The ECA program helped our son, Arthur, to overcome many of the challenges that came from his early traumatic experiences. Our therapist offered one-on-one therapy with our family that helped us meet our monthly goals to improve our son’s attachment issues through specialized parenting techniques.” – Melanie, pictured with son Arthur, who is now thriving thanks to ECA.