When she became overwhelmed with family stress at home, Dianna didn’t know how to cope with her emotions. She began getting into fights with other kids at school and eventually found herself involved in juvenile courts.
Her father, Pedro, was worried about her and wanted to find a way to help his child. When he was referred to LSI’s Behavioral Health Intervention Services, he hoped this could help Dianna turn her life around. After almost a year with their LSI worker, Miranda, Pedro says the service has been “a godsend” to his family.
Through regular visits from Miranda in their home, Dianna and Pedro are building skills to help Dianna communicate her feelings in a healthy way. With support and encouragement from Miranda, Dianna is learning to take time to cool down when she is angry or upset, and she is working on communicating her feelings before acting out. Dianna is thriving again at school and on the difficult days, she knows which teachers she can turn to for support and a space to cool off. She feels more confident in herself and her abilities, and Dianna has learned how to build herself up and take care of herself.
“Our whole family leaves BHIS sessions with a positive attitude,” Pedro says. “It gives me some hope, and LSI gave us a direction and an idea of how to improve.”