> Met with the Child Psychologist. Somethings I was told weren’t a huge surprise, some things made me sad. Our son needs placement at Manchester House. he presents as someone who has suffered traumatic abuse in his life. She said that from reading his case history, she doesn’t believe that the abuse is real, though it appears real to… our son. Our son is afraid of a number of things. First, he is afraid that we are going to kick him out of our family. Second he is afraid that someone is going to kill him. His response to confrontation is a reflection of that. It is called fight or flight. Even the slightest confrontation is seen by him as a threat to his life. This also explains his assaults on the furniture and other violent behavior both at school and at home. Our son was telling the doctor about
>A lot has happened since my last post. We received a tentative diagnosis of “brain injury” for our son. He started a partial hospitalization program last week, and today has been a long day. today is the first time I have heard someone use the term “brain damage” and his name in the same sentence. M was put in the hospital from the program he was in. When I asked what he did to necessitate him being put into the hospital.. the only thing i was told is that he was out of control. Want a kick in the guts? have someone tell you “we know he has brain damage”. I will wait to confirm “Brain Damage” with the psychiatrist. I know that the psychiatrist was talking about a brain injury diagnosis, but did not know that our son had been firmly diagnosed. So our son is in the hospital again.