Rage at a Young Age

January 29, 2021

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When an individual is suffering, his resulting actions will almost always have ripple effects on those around him, often the ones who love him the most. But with the right assistance for all involved, a tense and difficult situation can be transformed into a positive one with a productive outlook for both a client and his family.
 
At the conclusion of the school year, Etty* reached out to us seeking help with her 14 year-old son, Chaim*, who was suffering from anxiety and anger issues. His outbursts were causing physical damage as he destroyed walls and doors in their home when he experienced moments of rage; and Etty was concerned for both her son and family’s safety.
 
After speaking with Etty, our case manager suggested that Chaim needed intense therapy and that the parents required professional guidance as well on how to cope with and help their son. The situation was complicated by the fact that Chaim was scheduled to leave for camp within the week. After many phone calls and much research, our case manager was able to arrange for Chaim to see a therapist in an outpatient clinic near the camp, and we coordinated directly with them about Chaim’s schedule and transportation to and from therapy.
 
Thankfully, this arrangement turned into an ideal situation where Etty and her husband had several weeks to learn coping techniques of how to deal with Chaim before he returned, and while he was getting his own help and still able to enjoy a summer experience that he very much needed. We continued to follow up throughout the month to ascertain the family’s progress. 
 
Several weeks after camp ended, Etty called our case manager to thank her and noted that her son had returned with a calm and happy attitude which had transformed their home back into the peaceful place it once was. Chaim will continue seeing a local and qualified therapist now that he is back to his regular routine; and we are optimistic that he and his parents can look forward to a healthy future together.
 
If you or someone in your family needs help, please contact us anytime. We are here to provide guidance and resources and will work tirelessly to find the right solution for any crisis. 

WEEK ENDING: January 22, 2021
143 New Amudim Cases Opened This Week

Each week, Amudim fields calls covering a wide range of crises and addressing various human concerns, including addiction, depression, abuse, health and domestic emergencies and many others. We track the calls and breakdown of issues for many reasons, foremost of which is to consistently improve and strengthen our knowledge and ability to address community’s needs.

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