We believe that the Christ Child Society of Detroit (CCSD) has had a very beneficial impact on the lives of many disadvantaged and at-risk children.
Timmy (not his real name) was admitted to Christ Child House (CCH) on his 10th birthday. A victim of parental neglect, rejection and abandonment culminating in the termination of his mother's parental rights, Timmy (not surprisingly) was prone to frequent outbursts of rage and anger.
At CCH, Timmy learned how to manage his anger and deal with his feelings in a constructive and healing way. He was featured in the MARE (Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange) Book and 2 years after entering CCH was successfully placed in a loving adoptive home.
The rest of the (happy) story: Timmy is now a thriving teenager living with his adoptive parents, brother, sister and dog, and is entering his Junior year in high school. He loves to spend time on his computer and even has his own web page.
When Mark (not his real name) was admitted to CCH, he was a very angry 9 year old who lacked social skills, self-control and was a chronic school truant.
In a matter of just a few months at CCH, Mark made significant development strides as a direct result of the advanced therapies and strictly-supervised medical plan administered for his benefit under the watchful eye of CCH's consulting psychiatrist.
As a result of his remarkable personal growth while at CCH, Mark was reunited with his family just 9 months after first coming to CCH. Without a doubt, Mark's greatest accomplishment (and joy) was learning how to smile and enjoy being a child again!
Nate (not his real name) was admitted to CCH when he was 6. Due to limited emotional and behavior coping skills, he was extremely impressionable and a chronic follower — imitating everything he saw and heard. Nate would also pretend that he was cognitively delayed. For example, he would pretend that he could not write letters of the alphabet.
Nate's therapist at CCH discovered that having him practice appropriate behaviors at the times least convenient to him was a markedly effective treatment. As a consequence, Nate improved greatly during his 11 months at CCH, resulting in him being reunited with his birth father within a year of having arrived at CCH.
Counseling was given to both Nate and his birth father stressing the importance of continued and consistent structure, guidance, positive role modeling and stability as a means of helping Nate continue to grow and mature.
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