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Date of Birth:
Penacook Elementary School
60 Village Street
Guardian/Family Email Address:
Grandmother and step grandfather. The relationship between the grandparents is strained at this time.
How many live in the household?
How many work and/or provide income to support the household?
Gabe lives with his grandmother, step grandfather, cousin, uncle, great grandmother and aunt. Gabe's grandparents are co-living but the relationship between them has been strained since prior to COVID. Gigi would move out, but is unable to find housing that would house all the parties needed that she could also afford.
Gabe has no interaction with his father. His mother has been a substance user. She goes in and out of sobriety. She just had another baby that does not live in this home, and Gabe sees her when she visits the home. The frequency of the visits changes over time. During a Google Meet in remote learning, Gabe was setting limits for his mother when he was live (as she was swearing during the meet).
Gabe looks up to his Uncle Mason who lives in the home. He also looks after his "baby Morgan." Morgan Ryan is his younger cousin who has lived with him since her birth.
Organizations / Mentor Programs:
Boys and Girls Club
Gabe has an IEP for other health impairment. He receives specialized services in writing/ reading. He has access to the student support center 3 times daily to help with regulation. He can often be driven by a motor. Before attending the Boys and Girls Club, Gabe did have access to special education transportation. Gabe benefited from the smaller numbers and monitor on the bus. His busyness would lead to unsafe behaviors on a moving vehicle. Gabe has a close relationship with his kindergarten teacher, who he also had in second grade. He visits with her weekly. He does not like disappointing her and works hard to reach his goals to share with her. Gabe does not have regular counseling visits, but he has a strong relationship with the counselor. When his behavior 'elevates' check ins often allow him to process stressors, remind him of school expectations and get back on track.
Victim of Sexual Abuse:
Not that was founded. There was a DCYF referral when Gabe was in kindergarten. There was question about an uncle touching him while on the couch.
Perpetrator of Sexual Abuse:
Victim of Physical Abuse:
Not that I am aware of.
Threatening or Aggressive Behavior:
Not that I am aware of.
Required Physical Restraint:
Not within the school environment
Personality / Social Standing:
Gabe is outgoing and well liked by his peers. He can frustrate others with his impulsivity at times. I believe that Gabe has leadership potential, but at this time is easily influenced by his peers. Gabe wants to be accepted by others.
Gabe responds well to adult authority in the presence of RELATIONSHIP. Without the relationship Gabe can definitely test the boundaries. He can also put on a show in front of peers and can come off disrespectful. During quiet processing, Gabe will own his behaviors and knows what is expected.
Gabe often worries about his family members. When stressors are on his mind, Gabe will test limits and boundaries. When given the opportunity to process with a trusted adult the testing limits improve. When processing with adults who he has valued relationships, Gabe does express remorse and disappointment for his impulsive or testing behaviors. Gabe truly wants to do well, but when his stressors are high and he is surrounded by peers who he seeks approval Gabe will be more impulsive and disrespectful.
Gabe has captured the heart of several staff at PES.
++ I am not sure of the financial support the family receives. I have reached out the Gabe's grandmother, but I have not received a response to date.++
Gabe has experienced many ACE's in his life, but overall has a positive attitude.
When the relationship is formed Gabe is sincere, kind and hardworking.
He likes to please and wants to do well.
Gabe works best when working with his hands. When given this mode Gabe is able to problem solve and think outside the box. In the hands on environment he feels the most success. Gabe has had limited opportunities, allowing him to attend Mayhew would allow him to experience a positive learning and social environment to help him build on his self esteem, self worth, and leadership potential.
Positive role models have been limited in his lifetime. He has sought out staff that saw his potential and strengths. Developing a positive role model outside of school who allows Gabe to see these qualities in himself will help with his ability to succeed in the future.
I would love to speak with you further about this candidate. I feel his is the perfect Mayhew boy!