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Children, Families, and Crisis

Ensuring all parties have an appropriate plan for the future by using Trauma Informed care to look at the circumstances of the whole person and not just the current issue or symptom at

When a family falls on hard times quick judgements are easy to come by but often they turn out to have negative consequences even if the judgement was unwarranted. If we as a community decide our values incorporate respect and compassion to all, then we need to practice that with those whose lives took a different turn. We need to help people instead of ignoring issues and let someone else down the road deal with them.

A woman with a moderate case of dementia and a husband with a recent stroke. Their apartment was a hoarding, health, and welfare situation. Neither are capable (both physically and mentally) of dealing with moving out of their apartment for several years. They stated they had a place to go. Upon questioning, they had no way of getting there plus they didn’t know where it was. I couldn’t walk away. After realizing that they would not call Care7 for help, I called them. People like this couple did not have the tools to restabilize. A stroke changed their lives and now they are homeless. How do they go back to their old apartment within 14 days to get the rest of their stuff? Without assistance, they will lose all their possessions. To add salt to the situation, with an eviction on their record, they will have a very hard time finding another place to live.

There are many scenarios that need someone to listen and help.

That is what I do that is different from your other constables.