Daquan shows progress

Daquan, a Dual-Status* youth finds long-term support and success. 17-year-old Daquan was coping with PTSD and depression after witnessing domestic violence throughout his childhood. DCF had taken custody of Daquan and his siblings, but Daquan was still struggling. He was hospitalized and when he returned to school, he was involved in a fight and charged…

John’s path towards success

Accessing services for John*, a 14-year-old boy with private insurance—a real challenge! Another vital function of the Juvenile Court Clinics is to advise families about services to meet the needs of their kids. It is not often possible for individuals with private insurance to access services through the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) because CBHI…

Grace’s story

Grace*—a successful emergency intervention!  The Juvenile Court Clinics fulfill a number of crucial roles, such as providing emergency psychiatric evaluations of children.  Grace is a 13-year-old who dressed inappropriately, aimlessly wandered the streets, and attempted to break into cars.  When approached by a police officer, she became assaultive and required additional police officers to calm…