I know…it’s been a reeeeaaaalllly long time since I added a blog post to here.
I guess I got tired of feeling like I was repeating myself. The boys behaviours seemed to be the same, just in various levels. And nothing much has changed in that respect either.
But what has changed in the past few months is that the boys have been assigned a new case worker. I was a bit worried at first, as sometimes it’s better the devil you know. BUT, it turns out this case worker can actually listen and empathise with us! AND she is making a difference already.
I have had two meetings so far with her and the new social worker assigned to me, and earlier this week I also had a meeting with the department psych. That last meeting was the most valuable. The department psych actually listened. She gave me some new things to try. AND SHE IS REFERRING THE BOYS FOR COUNSELLING! And counselling for what they need!
For the past 5 years I have raised issues and concerns. We had some counselling initially for our eldest boy, but it didn’t seem to help too much. They have also had some sessions for protective behaviours which also didn’t seem to help too much. But for at least the last 3 years I have had ‘promises’ to get counselling for the eldest one and nothing has happened. It just felt like lip service to make me sush and go away until the next annual review.
But now it is actually happening! The relief is real. I had to hold myself back from tears all afternoon after the meeting. It still needs to be approved of course, but at least someone is actually listening and acting.
So if you’re in a state of despair like I was, don’t give up. Someone out there will listen and you will eventually get the help you need too.
I'm me. I'm also a wife and mother. I sometimes have the urge to write and that's when I add to this blog. I seem to have this natural ability to lead and inspire others. I have no idea why, but it is what it is. I am now working on me and trying to further develop the leader that is in me. Feel free to join me on my journey when the need to write overcomes me and I make a post...