7 Fun Ways to Teach Teens Job-Readiness Skills

Mom and social worker Amy Williams suggests seven ways to help your teen learn job-readiness skills to help them get – and keep – a job!

Fish Tanks Provide Therapeutic Benefits at Mercy Home

At Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, fish tanks are a recognizable theme in many common spaces. Learn about the therapeutic benefits of fish tanks and how their presence can be calming for our boys and girls.

EEG Neurofeedback Helps Youth Regulate Energy & Emotions

Mercy Home is investing in innovative neurofeedback technology, which represents a step forward in serving the mental health needs of our kids.

Speaker Series: Making Meetings Meaningful

Mercy Home’s Speaker Series Workshop will feature Arnie Aronoff, who will discuss how to make meetings in adolescent mental health settings more meaningful.

In the Kitchen with Nyah: Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza

Join our Manager of Food Service Operations, Nyah Griffin, as she shares her Mercy Home-famous recipe for Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza. Huge thanks to Nyah for sharing her delicious recipe!

“Trauma Is a Public Health Crisis”

Learn more about why Mercy Home has endorsed a bill currently before Congress: the Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families Act of 2017.

Trauma and Brain Development in Children

Where practitioners once used psychological, emotional, and behavioral terms to diagnose the effects of trauma, there is now scientific evidence of altered brain functioning due to early abuse and neglect.

Engaging Students Impacted by Trauma and Adversity

Liz Tomka and Andrea Simari of our education program talk about how to work in the classroom with students impacted by trauma and adversity.

Complex Trauma Video

Developmental Impact of Complex Trauma

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, of the Trauma Center in Boston, outlines a series of perspectives and initiatives for treating complex trauma among adolescents.