This 11-year-old likes to do many things, but simple pleasures like painting nails or shopping with a strong attentive female role model and caregiver would delight her. Sarah loves animals, using her imagination and enjoys gymnastics. More than anything, Sarah thrives on one-on-one time where she can receive focused attention from adults.
Sarah’s start in life has been filled with many difficult twists and turns. She needs a family who is prepared to help her feel safe and secure, knowing that she is loved regardless of whether she’s having a great day or a hard day. The best environment for Sarah will be one where she is the only child in the home. It will be important for the adults in her life to have a very unified parenting approach, creating the consistency and safe boundaries that are key to healing.
This next year Sarah will be in the 5th grade. At school, she has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) to help her learn new material and create a space in which she can focus. It will be important for Sarah to continue in schools that offer services that help her to thrive and learn that adults can be trusted.