Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can be prevented! Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have tremendous impact on lifelong health and opportunity. Without aggressive intervention, this damage can become permanent and lead to a lifetime of suffering that affects the entire community.
At A Child’s Haven, we provide hope where there is none. We meet families where they are, giving them the tools they need to reach beyond their current circumstances. No matter the day of the week, our program provides behavioral health services that consist of individual, group, and family therapies as well as parent education, developmental screening, and referral.
Turning Lives Around
A single mom struggled with homelessness for a couple of years. She was unable to maintain employment due to her daughter’s emotional outbursts; she was expelled from two typical preschool programs and one school district preschool program. Since enrollment at A Child’s Haven, her child has learned calming strategies, and the mom has gained a better understanding of how her homelessness impacted her daughter’s development.
The mom is actively engaged during home visits, learning and practicing positive parenting techniques. With the support of crisis management by the Family Support Counselor, this family is no longer homeless and is able to properly regulate emotions. Emotional stabilization has empowered the mom to return to nursing school, focusing on her goal of family financial stability.
Helping children heal and grow isn’t possible without the family’s participation. Our work in the treatment rooms must be reinforced in the home. The feedback we receive from the families is essential and encouraging, and paints a picture of how our services benefit the community as a whole. After conducting a survey to learn about how parents view our services, we found that…
Whether you donate to A Child’s Haven, volunteer your time, or refer a family, you can help build brighter futures for children in the Upstate.