By

Emily Harper
Since April, ACH and Paws2Care have been partnering to bring this additional service twice a month to children who have experienced trauma. Pet therapy is known to provide stress relief, improve self-esteem, and decrease depression in children with social-emotional and behavioral challenges. ACH equips these children with skills needed to return to and remain in...
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Four year old Julia and her mother, Meredith, came to ACH after Julia was expelled from her daycare. During Julia’s assessment, our Child and Family Therapist learned that Meredith recently divorced Julia’s father after experiencing domestic violence. The therapist also observed that Julia was very defiant and showed extreme frustration when things didn’t go her...
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Naomi was two years old and Justin was only six months old when the Department of Social Services (DSS) removed them from their biological parent’s custody because of a child neglect incident. Naomi’s foster mother referred her for treatment at A Child’s Haven (ACH). Naomi was aggressive towards herself and others, and she would hit...
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Our second annual Foodies For Futures fundraiser event is coming up on June 17th! Development and Communications Specialist, Emily Harper, recently had a radio interview with Bill Ellis from WSSL 100.5. The interview ran on three iHeart Radio stations (100.5, 102.5, and 92.5) during the early hours of May 22nd and 23rd. Click the link...
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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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