He was being educated in the alternative education building at
the end of the school day.
His father had a terminal illness and was no longer living with
the family, who had moved to a new location after Jared became
involved with gang culture.
He was able to use his brief counselling sessions to start to
explore what support he needed and express how he was feeling.
Working with the school, Place2Be has been able to offer ways to
support him and the family and the school has decided not to
exclude him permanently.
His mother has been put in touch with Place2Be's Parent
Counsellor so that they can be supported together.
Jared has started to make small changes in his life and has
become much more positive about his future.