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Kyle (age 7) and Polly (age 6)

Published by Ess, 6 Oct 2016

Kyle (age 7) and Polly (age 6) live with their father following the death of their mother in April 2015. When the home assessment visit was carried out, both children found it difficult to talk about what had happened to them and were very reserved and shy. Dad was worried that they were holding in their feelings and worries so as not to upset him. Both children attended the January 2016 weekend and Dad attended the parent/carer group. At the follow-up visit the children were found to be bright and chatty and much more comfortable talking about the memories they have of their mother.

I feel much better about Mum. It (the HOLG weekend) has helped us have a better time with Daddy and not be so sad.

Kieran (age 7)

I don’t get bad dreams any more.

Kevin (age 6)

They are both more relaxed and comfortable now and coming out of themselves. I would just like to say how professional everyone was and it was all a great help to me and the kids.

Dad

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