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Tara was ten years old when she first started working with a Tennyson clinician. For the first few years of her life, Tara experienced severe neglect that led her to struggle with physical and verbal aggression. After spending time at different treatment centers that were unable to help her heal, Tara’s aunt discovered Tennyson’s Community Based Services (CBS). Through positive relationship building and age-appropriate play, Tara’s CBS therapist was able to connect with her in new and meaningful ways. Together they explored outside, played imaginative games, and over time, Tara shared her story. Their positive relationship taught Tara what a healthy relationship with an adult looks like and boosted her self-esteem. She now has hope for a positive future and is determined to accomplish all her goals.

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