Sean: 12 year-old Sean was repeatedly getting into fights. He could not seem to develop or keep friendships. Sean was also skipping school.  Both school and his mom reported that he was becoming very anxious. Sean’s Mom agreed she needed some help in supporting Sean to do better. Sean’s Dad has a drug addiction that has sometimes contributed to a chaotic family life. While Sean’s Mom received support to make changes in their family life, Sean spent time with Mike, our Child & Family Services Youth Worker. Sean and Mike have worked on a number of Sean’s goals and today he reports having good friends, getting great marks at school, and learning to cope and reduce his anxiety.

Almost 300 at risk teens participated in POSSE Groups and reported positive change on all 16 assets that help protect young people from risk taking behaviour.