About Us

Janie and Roger Peterson, founders of Behaven Kids, have assisted children and families for the past 30 years. When they started their professional careers, the Petersons worked with troubled teens and their families. During that time, they recognized a significant gap in services for young children with behavior issues. Their vision of helping the younger child led them to develop a one-of-a-kind Specialized Day Program, which opened its doors on November 5, 2000.

Behaven Kids celebrated its 15-year anniversary in 2015. Behaven Kids has made a difference in the lives of over 1,000 children and families. What opened as a small program in a neighborhood home in Omaha, Nebraska, with 1 child has grown to 3 corporate-owned programs with over 100 employees.

Today, Behaven Kids offers a range of behavioral health services that give all children and families hope and help, including the Specialized Day Program, counseling, child behavior coaching, training/workshops, parenting books and more.

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Our Mission: To passionately teach effective skills that change children’s lives and ultimately changes our future