Summer is a time for family vacations, neighborhood playdates, backyard grilling, and many other activities. The longer days and warmer weather motivate us to go out and do more. By participating in more activities and events, we make new memories, strengthen current relationships, and foster new ones.
When families arrive at A Child’s Haven (ACH), they are emotionally fragile, may not have solid relationships and need a great amount of support. Families seek our help because their child has extreme developmental delays due to abuse, neglect or limited resources. The child’s delays often result in behavioral problems that lead to children being kicked out of traditional childcare. It is our job to help teach teach children how to self-regulate and communicate their emotions properly. In addition, we give parents and caregivers education, support and resources to help their child build healthy relationships. Once achieved, it sets the child up for success throughout their life and a new beginning. Our multi-generational work is
Thanks to the support of
Sisters of Charities
and 3M Corporation, this month marks a new beginning as we launch the Incredible Years® evidenced based curriculum, starting with Incredible Beginnings. The Incredible Beginnings
program is a program for providers of children ages 1-5 years old. In this program, our Clinical Treatment Providers will meet together to discuss and share ways to provide an environment that supports children’s optimal early development.
Methods discussed include using social and emotional coaching, nurturing child-directed play interactions using narrated descriptive commenting, proactive teaching with predictable routines and consistent positive behavior management strategies. All of these approaches rely on building positive relationships with children using sensitive and responsive approaches. A Child’s Haven is not a typical child care program, in fact, we are more of a child treatment center. The research behind Incredible Beginnings along with SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) endorsement, helped our team recognize that this model was optimal for the ACH’s therapeutic child care treatment program.
To get the full picture of A Child’s Haven, come see us! I love showing off the great work our team does. July 1 we start a new fiscal year. Will you help us kick off our new year by
making a gift
in celebration of our implementation of this new curricula? Keep scrolling to learn more about how to get involved with ACH through fundraising events and volunteer opportunities. With your support, there will be many new and
Moving the mission forward, together,
Laurie Rovin, Executive Director