Grant Me Hope: William

Grant Me Hope

William is a sports fan who enjoys participating as well as watching. William says he likes basketball and football. His favorite basketball team is the Miami Heat while his favorite football team is the Michigan Wolverines. In school, gym is one of William’s favorite classes. William also likes math because it’s an easy subject for him. He has a creative side as well and expresses it often. “William likes to draw pictures and sketch in his notepad,” says his worker. William also enjoys helping around the house. “William is compassionate and thoughtful of others in the home,” says his worker. When it’s time to relax, you might find William reading an interesting book or playing an engaging video game. Or you might find him spending time with his friends, which is one of his favorite activities. William also enjoys watching movies with his current caregivers.

William can display some behavior associated with the trauma he experienced. William has made great improvements with his current caregivers’ help. Sometimes he can be a challenge just as any other child, but William is generally a good, kind-hearted kid. William’s current caregivers say he’ll do well in a home where he gets the attention he requires.

William has stated a preference for a two-parent forever family. His parents would benefit from knowledge of the impact of trauma on a child. William should be the only child in the home. His family must be patient with William’s behavior as well as with his need for time to transition into his new home. His family also needs to be strong advocates for the services that will help William process his past trauma and develop proper ways to manage his behavior. Finally, since William has a strong bond with his younger brother, the family must be willing to let him continue this relationship.

For more information, call 800-589-MARE (6273) or visit: www.mare.org.

For more information, call 800-589-MARE (6273) or visit: www.mare.org.

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