Jennifer is a clever, creative 11 year old with a dynamite disposition.
She loves doing arts and crafts and reports that red, blue and orange are her favorite colors. “Jennifer wants others to know that she is a really good artist, particularly with crafts and coloring,” says her worker. When she gets older, Jennifer wants to turn her talent into a career by becoming an artist or art teacher.
Jennifer also enjoys listening to music, and she likes baking. But one of her favorite things to do is getting lost in a world where Endermen, Creepers and Mobs lurk. “Jennifer loves anything ‘Minecraft,’” explains her worker.
Another favorite activity is going to the library because, as Jennifer says, it calms her down.
She recently participated in a running program and competed in her first race. To fuel herself for running, Jennifer prefers her favorite foods, which include pizza, ice cream (cookies and cream), bananas, lasagna, meatball subs and Brussels sprouts.
If she could visit anywhere in the world, Jennifer would want to travel to Hawaii. And what about that dynamite disposition? “Jennifer is a spunky young lady with a caring nature,” says her worker. “She is very polite.” In other words, a good fit for a forever family.
Jennifer looks forward to spending time with her future forever family having fun and going on outings together.
Due to the trauma she endured, Jennifer sometimes struggles with her feelings, but she receives services to help her develop better coping skills. One of her workers says, “Jennifer may seem socially awkward at first but warms up to people once she gets to know them.” She could benefit from guidance in her interactions with peers. In school, Jennifer receives assistance and reports that science is her favorite subject. “She does well in school and enjoys learning new things,” says one of her workers.
According to her worker, “Jennifer would benefit from a two-parent family with strong parental figures and a solid marriage.” Her new parents would benefit from knowledge of the impact of trauma on a child’s behavior and development. Jennifer would benefit from being the only child in the home, but if there are other children, it’s recommended that they be much older than she is. Most importantly, her new forever family must be strong advocates for the services that will help Jennifer function at her best at home and in school.
If you are interested in learning more about R'Mahn, call 800-589-MARE (6273) or visit www.mare.org.
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