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10 year old Juan is a member of our group home family
Two years ago, Juan and his younger brothers were living with their mom. Extreme domestic violence was common at home. One night there was a stabbing, and when police came Juan was covered with blood. Soon, he began having nightmares, trouble in school and wandering in the streets. His mom used harsh physical punishment to try and correct Juan’s “crazy” behaviors. When neighbors began calling Children’s Protective Services, Juan’s life started to change.
Juan was eventually removed from his mother’s care and placed in a foster home where his behaviors (lying, stealing, temper tantrums, threatening others and failing in school) demonstrated a need for a higher level of care in a therapeutic environment. Juan was referred to Peacock Acres Group Homes.