Scott was sent to the principal’s office. Again. He seemed so angry all the time. His behavior was affecting his school work and his relationship with his family. Mom and dad were frustrated and unsure about how to approach the situation. A Family Peer Support Specialist at Scott’s school connected the family with Beech Acres Parenting Center.

The family was excited to have access to services for their son right in his school. They quickly learned Scott’s strengths (humor and kindness were his top!) and the power of mindfulness. Scott’s therapist identified self-regulation as a strength to be improved. Scott learned an activity he could use to help himself calm down when confronted with a stressful situation. Scott learned to S.T.O.P. Stop what you are doing. Take a calming breath. Observe what’s around you. Proceed with what you are doing.

This simple exercise improved his behavior and decreased the number of visits to the principal’s office.

Scott still has a long way to go, but with your support, he and his family are becoming stronger and growing closer every day. With a gift to Beech Acres Parenting Center this #GivingTuesday you are helping kids like Scott receive critical interventions and services right in their school.

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