Joshua is a neat boy. Among his strengths are his charming personality, great sense of humor, and the capacity to be very compassionate. He is also very intelligent, and math and science are favorite subjects. Joshua benefits greatly from having encouragement and supports at school and on the home front to realize his academic potential. Joshua is very much into sports, especially soccer, which is a good way for him to focus his high energy in good ways. He also enjoys playing interactive games with his foster family. Creating art and drawing are not only are fun for him, they are also therapeutic tools that help him to deal with his emotions.
Individual and group counseling activities are also helping him to cope with his anger and deep feelings of grief and loss. He is doing great at learning how to turn his behavior around, especially when he has an attentive adult nearby to redirect him when he gets off track and provide encouragement and incentives to support his positive efforts.
Joshua has a younger brother who has been placed in a family of his own, but it is important that the two are able to maintain contact with one another. An adoptive family willing to honor this would be very beneficial for Joshua. The ability to show him how much he is worth, through stability and structure would also do him wonders of good.
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