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Laurie Rovin & Reid Sherard Author Editorial on the Large Reward Paid for Investment in Early Childhood Intervention Programs
This timely editorial was co-authored by A Child’s Haven Board Member, Reid Sherard (of Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough), and Executive Director, Laurie Rovin. It appeared in the Greenville News on Sunday, 12/4/16.
Uncontrollable rage was documented as early as 15 months, further evidenced during his preschool years, where, “he would sit in a corner and only interacted with children in an angry manner, his mother reported,” notes Eric Connor in his Nov. 14, 2016, article in The Greenville News. “Todd Christopher Kohlhepp has been angry ever since he learned to walk and talk,” his mother said, describing a fractured family and her own inability to handle Todd’s early behaviors. Left untreated, Kohlhepp’s rage escalated to rape at the age of 15 and today is an alleged adult serial killer.Examining Kohlhepp’s early life experiences he appears to have been a toddler who endured trauma and acted out his frustration with rage and other behavioral characteristics described by specialists who manage and treat conditions in children such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorders. We are left asking ourselves, how might Todd’s life been different if support like that offered by A Child’s Haven were offered when he was a toddler? At A Child’s Haven our behavioral health staff treats children with developmental difficulties and related behavioral challenges AND provides direct intervention with their parent or caregiver. A Child’s Haven's mission is to treat children with developmental delays as a result of limited resources, abuse, or neglect, and provides support and education for their families.
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ACH Clinical Director, Alesia Lowe, featured in Roundtable Discussion Video
ACH Clinical Director, Alesia Lowe, is featured in a video with Dr. David Willis who sat at a roundtable discussion hosted by SC Children’s Trust in October and shared his national perspective on the home visiting program with five local implementing agencies in South Carolina. As the director of the Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Willis welcomed the opportunity to discuss how the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program is working with a group of providers in the field. He spoke of the essential work being done for families, mothers and new babies to help them reach their full potential in areas of health, development and early learning. He noted the support for the home visiting program and the positive viewpoint of it nationally from multiple stakeholders.
Join A Child's Haven at the HeartPicked Charity Sale
Please join A Child’s Haven at the Handpicked Charity Sale “Heartpicked” on Saturday, November 12th, 10:00am-8:00pm. A portion of the sales at this event go to local charities, including A Child’s Haven, and merchandise will be 25% off all day. Handpicked is located at The Shops at Greenridge, 1125 Woodruff Rd. #1605. Thank you “Handpicked” for helping us to serve developmentally delayed children and their families in our community.
Join A Child's Haven for a Synnex Share the Magic Event at Hale's Jewelers
Join A Child's Haven for a Synnex Share the Magic event at Hale's Jewelers on October 28th, and get a head start on all of your holiday shopping. A portion of the sales will benefit four children's charities of the Upstate, including A Child's Haven!
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A Child's Haven to hold Annual Holiday Benefit Breakfast on December 2nd
Please join A Child’s Haven for our 18th Annual Holiday Benefit Breakfast, Friday December 2nd, at Embassy Suites. Doors open at 7:00am, and our program begins promptly at 7:25am, ending at 8:30am. The theme is “Voices from Our Community”, and includes speakers from the Medical, Educational, Law Enforcement, and Economic perspectives of the impact on our community when children with developmental delays do not receive early intervention. And, of course, there will be the always popular children’s performance!
Table Sponsorships levels:
$500 Silver, $1000 Gold, $2500 Platinum, $5000 Benefactor, $10,000 Grand Benefactor
$50 individual tickets