By

Emily Harper
John was about to turn four years old when his baby sister, Elizabeth, was born. His parents had just separated, and John was having an extra hard time adjusting to the arrival of his new sibling. Because of this, John began exhibiting more aggressive behavior toward Elizabeth, his baby sister. John would throw toys at...
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Rosa was 18 months old when her family began treatment at A Child’s Haven (ACH). During the intake, Rosa’s mother shared that Rosa would throw tantrums and become anxious whenever she left the room or with the slightest change to their routine. Spanish is the primary language in Rosa’s home, so her vocabulary was slightly...
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Tony and his mother Carole were referred to A Child’s Haven (ACH) when Tony was four years old. They came from an abusive background and because of their trauma history, Tony had extreme behavioral issues. During their intake appointment, Carole told the Child and Family Therapist (CFT) that Tony could have up to 12 tantrums...
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As we enter a new year, A Child’s Haven is excited to welcome our new Executive Committee, as well as, three new inductees to new three-year terms on our board of directors. Our new Executive Committee includes Brent Atwood – President, Danny Mezzancello – Past President, Dawn Rumney – Vice President, Kimberly Singleton – Secretary,...
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The day Nevaeh was born was her mother Pauline’s first day of sobriety. Pauline feared she was going to lose her baby, who was born with fetal alcohol disorders. As she sat in the hospital, Pauline knew that she needed help to be the best mom possible for her new baby. After several months of...
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Just before Aiden’s fourth birthday, his mother noticed he had some developmental delays and was struggling with aggression. He became angry quickly and didn’t play well with other children at the park. After about a month of this behavior, Aiden’s mother called his Pediatrician. At Aiden’s appointment, his Pediatrician knew that something was wrong and...
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Before beginning treatment at A Child’s Haven (ACH), Kory went through a lot in his first two years. His mother and father divorced, leaving Kory to live between two different houses with no sort of routine. During one of Kory’s wellness checks, he began having a meltdown which escalated to aggressive kicking toward the doctor....
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Sidney’s treatment at A Child’s Haven (ACH) began when she was three and a half years old. Her pediatrician referred Sidney so she could overcome her social-emotional delays and behavioral challenges such as extreme aggression and anxiety. When our Child and Family Therapist talked with Sidney’s mom Tammy during intake, she learned some disturbing information...
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Jaylen was admitted to A Child’s Haven when he was two years old after exhibiting many different social, emotional and behavioral challenges. During the family’s intake, the ACH Child and Family Therapist learned that Jaylen had been diagnosed with Autism, was non-verbal, and would throw several destructive tantrums every day. After the intake process, Jaylen’s...
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Memo To: Public From: A Child’s Haven A Child’s Haven Reopen Plan After weeks of quarantine with teletherapy services, A Child’s Haven (ACH) is reopening our Treatment Center June 1 with heightened safety precautions in place. Please read below for a synopsis of our new safety precautions. Before entering the building: Each child, adult, and...
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