Rosa’s Story

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 delayed, which made it hard for Rosa to express her needs and created more communication challenges at her previous child care center. ACH’s Child and Family Therapist told Rosa’s mom that we have bilingual staff that is specially trained to help Rosa work through her anxiety and overcome language barriers. Rosa’s mother was relieved and excited to ACH could to help her daughter and her family.

During Rosa’s treatment at ACH, she went from having three to four outbursts a day, to three outbursts per week. Rosa was able to accomplish this because our Clinical Treatment Providers are consistent in their therapy methods, and they taught her self-regulation strategies. These tips helped Rosa learn process her emotions on her own instead of depending on physical comfort every time she got upset.
ACH’s Child and Family Therapist shared therapeutic techniques with Rosa’s caregivers during family therapy sessions. Rosa’s family was able to create a better routine for not only Rosa but for the entire family. After ten months, Rosa’s family met their treatment goals and Rosa transitioned back to her local day care and is thriving. Rosa’s mother still talks about how important it was for her to know other families were struggling some of the same struggles that challenged her family, and she told us she still uses ACH strategies every day.

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