I would love it if you could sit with me and listen young people tell me about their family lives. There are things that are so disheartening about their homes. Unfortunately if I brought hundreds of people with me to my meetings with them, they may feel a little intimated. The second best option would be to write out the stories as I hear them, but we can't write about people's personal family difficulties without permission from ALL family members and that would be unprofessional and unethical.
So here is where this video came in - where I "interview" a fictional young person that shares his story with you. I did make up this kid's story, but I didn't exaggerate the types of things that I hear. I'd love to hear your comments on how you might react to a kid like Keith.
Thanks for watching.