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Emily Harper
Amanda had spent a year trying different ways to help her four-year-old foster daughter, Sarah, when Amanda was referred to A Child’s Haven (ACH). She came into the intake with high hopes that ACH could set her little girl on a better path. After Sarah turned two, she developed a stubborn streak, throwing up to...
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Cameron’s first three years were tough. After his parents divorced, Cameron lived between two different homes with no consistent routine. Cameron’s pediatrician noticed a few developmental delays and was concerned. The pediatrician knew about the divorce and asked if Cameron had been having a hard time. Cameron’s mother, Christine, admitted that her son was having...
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Five Forks Neighbors Charity Spotlight article written by Shanna Walker. Published July 2021 A Child’s Haven (ACH) is a Greenville based, non-profit organization that treats children with developmental delays as a result of limited resources, abuse, or neglect. They also provide support and education for the child and their families. Research from 2019 indicated that...
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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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