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After going into care, 7 year-old Mia struggled in class, argued with other children and didn't follow her teacher's instructions. With the help of a Place2Be Counsellor, Mia learned to use art and play to explore her mixed feelings about her mother.
7-year-old Matthew is deaf. Although he has some partial
hearing, he needs to look at people as they are talking to
understand them fully.
Macy, a 10 year old girl referred to Place2Be was described by
teaching staff as a very quiet, sad, withdrawn little girl, almost
lacking emotion. Place2Be's School Project Manager met with her
parent to gain information regarding Macy's past and current
Lara, a 12 year old girl used a series of pictures to develop
her own story and express her feelings. Her pictures were metaphors
told through favourite TV series' characters with themes of
strength and heroes.
At home, six-year-old Brandon was either clingy or violent.
Brandon reminded his mum of his dad, who had physically abused
12-year old Shannon's mum said, "I just don't know what to do
anymore, I can't take this every morning." Her daughter refused to
go to school so she had to bring her there and back each day,
putting a strain on the family.
Jared, a Year 8 pupil, was referred to Place2Be after being
excluded from school for two weeks due to his disruptive
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