Chapter IV: The Plan
Angela and I began to talk about a plan on the way back to the office. Two things were evident.
There was an ongoing crisis at home. Gloria changed jobs, moved her family from their long time home in Orange County, leaving security and friendships behind. Gloria and her mother Eleanor were hopeful and optimistic that a new start, in a new school, in a new neighborhood, would reap new behaviors. Instead, now isolated and desperate, the family was disintegrating. Unless we intervened, quickly, in a beneficial way, the county social worker was “leaning” towards removing Jerry from his home and placing him in foster care “to make sure he received “‘treatment.’” That would, I knew, inevitably lead to Jerry being “medicated” with one or more of those toxic chemicals, for his “disease.” And that, in my view, was intolerable.
Also evident, the school was out…
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