more than four decades, parents have met with Dr. Haiman to resolve child and
adolescent rearing problems. His work in this area has received national recognition
and been featured in local newspaper articles.
He has provided individual counseling and/or psychotherapy
to adults and adolescents over the past 50 years. Dr. Haiman has served as
a child custody expert witness to courts and provided child custody advice
for parents involved in divorce. In child custody divorce cases, he provides
competent psychosocial developmental knowledge that can be applied to the
individual child and family situation. He works with clients and their attorneys to develop court room strategies, based on childrearing research. In particular, he specializes in promoting
child custody attachment parenting and aiding with child custody visitation.
He continues to do this work, and can be contacted about it through this website.
Dr. Haiman was one of 35
professionals from across the country selected to participate in President
Clinton’s historic Child Development Delegation to Cuba in
2001. This delegation was authorized “to reach out to the Cuban people
through humanitarian efforts.”
In the 1960s, Dr. Haiman created and directed
the privately funded Parent and Child Center in Cleveland. The program pioneered
innovative strategies to involve and empower low-income parents. It became
the model for the federally funded Head Start Parent and Child Centers and
Head Start Early Learning Centers.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services invited Dr. Haiman to write the original Parent Involvement Program
Performance Standards for
Head Start. In 1993, he advised Sen. Edward Kennedy’s Advisory Committee
on Head Start Quality and Expansion, which revised Head Start program standards.
Haiman has trained Head Start program administrators, staff, and parents throughout
the United States and served as director of training for early childhood and
parent education programs in Federal Region IX (AZ, NV, CA, HI, and the Trust
In 1965, he directed research for the U.S. Commission on Civil
Rights that revealed racial segregation and its effects on public school students
in Cleveland. These findings were presented to the U.S. Supreme Court and led
to school desegregation rulings.
Dr. Haiman was tenured associate professor
and chairperson of the Department of Early Childhood Development and Education
at the University of South Carolina. He has taught at colleges and universities
in Ohio and in the San Francisco Bay Area, including St. Mary’s College
in Moraga. He was elected President of the San Francisco and South Carolina
chapters of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The California State Department of Education has appointed him to serve on
administrative and curriculum task forces. He was a member of the California
Select Committee on Children and Youth.
Articles by him have been published
in The Brown University Child and Adolescent
Behavior Letter, Young Children, Contemporary Pediatrics, the Journal of
Psychohistory, Mothering Magazine, New Beginnings, Working Mother and
other national and foreign publications. They can also be read on several websites.