This is Dominic.
He is an 8-year-old boy.
Meet Dominic! Dominic is a very outgoing person and he is good at conversing with people, especially about football. Dominic is athletic and enjoys many sports. He has participated on a local basketball team and in a running club. Dominic is also a social, polite and helpful young man. At times he can be overly honest with his caregivers and peers. Dominic is an intelligent person and he is able to appropriately express his feelings. While Dominic is able to calm himself when he is upset, he still requires prompts from his caregivers to use his coping skills. Dominic still needs a lot of supervision and guidance from his caregivers in regards to his impulsive behaviors, although he is actively addressing these in therapy.
Dominic would benefit from a two parent family who can provide him and his siblings with structure and clear boundaries. The family needs to have a lot of patience in order to teach the sibling group how to maintain healthy sibling boundaries with each other. Dominic and his siblings would benefit from being the youngest/only children in the home as they need support and guidance so the children can continue working in therapy in regard to their trauma behaviors.
Heart Gallery portraits by Heather Marie Photography (September 2019)