Wonderful Story from our friends at Vine Maple Place!
We are thrilled to have Vine Maple Place who is such an amazing organization in our Share His Love network! The story of the 3-year-old Alissa is a testament as to why their work is so important in our society today! Check them out!!
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"Alissa is a three-year-old who manages the trauma she's experienced by quickly escalating into screaming. She screams when separated from her mom, or doesn't get what she wants or even what she does want! This past spring, Alissa began attending KidZone at Vine Maple Place. Her case manager used trauma-informed approaches to help her learn how to self-regulate using breathing activities and games to help her self-soothe. Now Alissa blows kisses and says "I love you" to her mom when she is leaving. She can share toys and follow directions of our volunteers. When she does start to escalate and feel frustrated, Alissa independently chooses to sit with an adult until she is ready to rejoin the group. Thank you to the volunteers and donors who provide stability to children so they can heal. We CAN break the generational cycle of homelessness!"