Gabriel, who goes by Gabe, likes super heroes and Harry Potter. Gabe has participated in extracurricular activities like swimming, skateboarding, rock climbing and even trapeze school. He is enthusiastic and learns new skills quickly.
Gabe currently lives with other children ages 7-12. Gabe has enjoyed having a ‘foster brother’ where his interests are shared, but he has had a more difficult time accepting a ‘foster sister’ due to the significant losses he experienced when he and his own sisters were separated. In the past Gabe expressed his grief through tantrums and throwing objects. He has worked hard to learn skills to express his feelings safely and to elicit the empathy and nurture that he craves.
Gabe is a very bright boy and remains in the highest reading and math group in his 2nd grade class!
Gabe participates willingly with a counselor on a weekly basis and has established a positive rapport. Learning to identify and appropriately express his feelings to elicit safe responses from adults has been a huge success for Gabe.
Gabe will do well with other boys of any age and possibly with girls if they do not significantly trigger his feelings of loss; it would be recommended that girls not be close to the same ages as his sisters so that Gabe is not constantly reminded of them.
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