The Children of Residential Faculty Member, Brian Gaffey

Mountain Valley is blessed to have a number of staff members who are the proud parents of young children. These wonderful children are frequent visitors to the Farm House, and enjoy spending time getting to know our residents. Our residents, many of whom have younger siblings at home, appreciate getting to know the staff children and benefit from the familial atmosphere that is created by these frequent visits. It is not uncommon for staff children to attend Mountain Valley graduations, nor is it uncommon for our graduates to remain in touch with their young friends long after their MVTC experience has ended. While nothing can ever replace “home,” the fact that the Mountain Valley staff are able to share their youngsters with the residents has created an atmosphere that helps to make MVTC a unique and welcoming option for adolescents struggling with anxiety and related disorders.