Support Program Helping Children: Client Story
Posted on January 24, 2017
Week after week Sam kept saying how he struggled with his mum and his dad and what they were doing.
The Children’s Grief and Loss Support Facilitator advised him, “in the end, you won’t be able to change your mum, your dad or your brother; what we need to work on is how you can change the way you look at your family so you can cope better with your situation.”
Sam had some unrealistic expectations of how his life should be. Faced with trauma caused by family issues, the facilitator encouraged Sam to focus on his strengths and what was already working well for him. The facilitator’s guided hand showed Sam how to be more resilient to the stressful home environment and helped restore his self-esteem through teaching him that he is a valued individual despite his circumstances.