“I love children and the complex developmental processes evident in childhood and families.
When the fabric of a family is threatened by marital stresses, separation, or divorce my heart
breaks for the children. I feel the loss of a family.” says Patricia Martin-Brown, Child and Family
Advocate for the Resolution Center. Children are dependent upon the safety, security, and care
provided within the family. They need stable parents to help them adapt to a major life changes. I
love to help this process along. Patricia’s work at The Resolution Center draws on her many
years of experience to bring about a new vision for families where all are able to experience
harmony and richness in relationships.
She knows children, understands how personality, developmental stage and environment all
come together to shape a child. Most importantly she believes strongly that childhood is precious
and must be supported and protected in order for a child to become the person they were meant to
be. She notes that even good caring parents may fail to see the impact on a child of marital stress,
separation and divorce. Uptoparents.org is used in her work at The Resolution Center to woo
parents into the mind of their child. Once there, parents are apt to better manage their own
emotions and to make good choices that support their children. With the support of loving adults
children can again feel safe, secure and cared for and adapt well to a new family dynamic.
Patricia is a parent, a stepparent and now a grandparent. She also has years of experience with
children and families as a school psychologist in private practice, as a behavioral therapist, and as
a developmental specialist. As one of only a handful of accredited Infant Mental Health Mentors
in Indiana, she is an active member of the Indiana Infant Toddler Mental Health Task Force. She
also provides developmental psychology services to families through the First Steps program and
supports families of school age children through her own private practice, and as apart-time
school psychologist in the Brownsburg Community Schools. She is accomplished in guiding and
growing families through difficult life experiences and through the shifting dynamics of family
relationships always with an eye to the future of the child as well as the future of the family.