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Date of Birth:
70 Highland St Apt.B
Guardian/Family Email Address:
lives with grandparents and uncle
How many live in the household?
How many work and/or provide income to support the household?
Devin lives with his grandparents and his uncle. His grandmother does not work. His grandfather does but has had difficulty keeping a license due to drinking. His uncle is well known by the police. His older brother is a sophomore in high school but he moved to New York two years ago to live with other relatives. The boys have little if any contact with their mother who moved to Manchester about six years ago. The last sighting I am aware of was when she was asked to leave Thanksgiving due to her behavior. Devin's older brother did attend Mayhew.
Organizations / Mentor Programs:
I.E.P. for a learning disability. Guidance visits are sporadic as is his attendance. He has trouble with self motivation in school.
The health concerns I have are around health habits. Devin is overweight and lethargic. He struggles to come in to school on Mondays. He clearly is inactive over the weekends. It takes a while to motivate him once he is in school and he regresses when he is frequently absent.
Victim of Sexual Abuse:
Perpetrator of Sexual Abuse:
Victim of Physical Abuse:
Threatening or Aggressive Behavior:
Grandmother reports he becomes verbally aggressive toward her but not threatening. We have not seen this in schoool.
Required Physical Restraint:
Personality / Social Standing:
Devin is comfortable with a group of students who have high social emotional needs. He is a good friend within this group. He is proud to conduct himself with loyalty to friends who understand. He does not have the confidence to venture outside of this group. He has low self esteem. He respects adults but does not have overall trust that he will be rewarded for doing the right thing. He is cautious in entering relationships with adults and in trusting adults who encourage him. Devin is not a leader, he is a follower. He wants to get along and have no demands put on him.
It was frustrating that Devin was unwilling to entertain the idea of going to a camp last year. This year, Devin wanted to join the basketball team and did. Later, he wanted to quit and gave a few different excuses. All of the excuses were resolved and he continued to play. With only one game left, he stopped showing up to practice. This lack of confidence and follow through is what is frustrating with Devin. He makes up excuDevinses when he has fears. He becomes stubborn and avoids participation.
Devin is extremely personable. He can be a sensitive and trustworthy friend to those with similar issues. Devin's biggest need is confidence. At school, he sometimes doesn't show up when he is faced with a challenge. I predict that Devin may attempt to avoid attending camp, though he is now very open to the idea. Once Devin gets to camp he would be great with the other kids and have fun. Once he is faced with a challenge, he will crumble. At Mayhew, he will be respected and not be able to run away. I think this is just what he needs. If Devin can attend, and push though some challenges, it could really change his whole self perception.