1. What does MARTE MEO mean?
(On One’s Own Strength)
Maria Aarts deliberately chose the name "MARTE MEO" to highlight the central focus of the programme, which is to identify, activate and develop skills to enable and enhance constructive interaction and development. MARTE MEO is derived from the Latin "mars martis", a term used in mythology to express "On one's own strength". This is the central MARTE MEO focus at all the various levels to encourage people to use their own strength to advance and stimulate developmental processes on the part of children, parents, professional caregivers and supervisors and thus learn to optimally utilise their capacities.