Shaun’s Story

14-year-old Shaun was referred to ChildSavers initially through our School-Based Services program and eventually transitioned to being seen at our Outpatient clinic.

Shaun was struggling with low self-esteem, negative self-image, and feelings of grief related to the death of his grandfather. As a result, he had difficulty expressing and sharing his emotions.

When he started working with his clinician it became clear that family work was needed, so Shaun started having regular sessions alongside his mother. These sessions were extremely productive to start his healing process. Both were engaged and active participants in treatment. If they experienced any conflict throughout the week, they were able to use session time to “unpack” the issue together using honest and consistent communication.

By the time Shaun was discharged, he accepted a part time job and even had the confidence to participate in a local theater production. His self-esteem had soared and throughout treatment, his mother regularly commented on how much progress he had made.

Shaun is just one of hundreds of clients we serve each year. For more information about the mental health services we provide for youth in our communities, visit here!

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