MERTIL is a self-paced, online course
for Early Childhood and Family Workforces,
based on current Attachment Theory, Neurodevelopmental Science and
Trauma Informed Practice
MERTIL offers self-paced, online training in the identification of and response to early relational trauma. MERTIL translates attachment and caregiving theory and evidence for application in all frontline early childhood workforces. The course emphasises observation and recognition of traumatised states within the parent-child dyad and early support for repair through frontline engagement, resonance with both parent and infant, strengths-based conversations and well targeted practical responses.
MERTIL offers a unique 12 hour online program, supported by a vast library of multimedia learning resources. This can be enhanced with in-person workshops on request. For those who’ve already completed MERTIL or who are looking for an introduction to identifying early relational trauma, we offer the 2 hour Mini MERTIL course.
MERTIL was originally delivered to 1500 Maternal and Child Health service staff in Victoria, Australia. The program was acclaimed, creating enduring change in confidence and capacity for frontline work with all forms of early relational trauma.
MERTIL is now available to all and is highly recommended for early childhood and family wellbeing workforces.