Monday, March 28, 2011

From the street

The dialogue posted last Monday resulted in G leaving the street early last week. He is one of a group of children we have recently encountered living under the bridges of a major suburban hub here in the south of the city.

Although he comes from as complicated a family situation as one could imagine, we are here for such difficult cases as these. If the truth be told (even though the process stresses me to the point of stomach pains) I wouldn’t want it any other way.

The first few weeks are always a critical and sensitive time: separation from his brother and from his ‘street family’, withdrawal from drug abuse and the slow process of becoming accustomed to the discipline and circadian rhythm of the house. Let’s see how he gets on.

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