After a few months at ACH, Noah utilized self regulation strategies he learned from our clinical staff. He also began to verbalize his frustrations instead of using violence. If Noah used violence to express anger, Clinical Treatment Providers redirected him and helped him calm down.
By the time Noah was ready to be discharged, he had positive peer interactions, better listening skills, and was learning to accept changes when something didn’t go his way. During the last home visitation with their Child and Family Therapist, Jane shared she was happy with Noah’s progress but nervous about what would happen after he was discharged from ACH. The therapist assured Jane that even though they would not be enrolled at ACH, they could always call when they needed guidance or advice.
*For the privacy of our families, names and some details have been changed.