Steven’s Story

Staff Member Playing with and Teaching Children

At eight years old, Steven was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Because he had been removed from his parents’ home, his grandparents served as his legal guardians. He was referred to Family Solutions for treatment after his behavioral outbursts earned him multiple suspensions from public school. Emotionally out of balance, Steven had difficulty interacting with other children. It was hard for him to overcome his shyness and engage in conversation with kids he didn’t know. Sometimes the other kids mocked Steven, and he got angry and acted out by yelling or hitting. He didn’t know how to manage his intense emotions.

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