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1st Five - Healthy mental development in the first five years

Healthy mental development in the first five years

1st Five Success Stories

Young Child Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence

Annie, a 4 year-old girl, was referred to 1st Five because she had been exposed to her father's violent behavior toward her mother and had begun exhibiting aggressive behavior herself. After talking with Annie's mother, the 1st Five coordinator referred her to the Tri-State Coalition Against Violence. The coordinator also referred the family to a counseling center, which has a young children's group for Annie to attend, and AEA for speech and hearing evaluations for both of the family's children. Annie's mother reported that she is coping better as a result of counseling and that Annie's behavior is improving as well.