is a 15-year-old client in Wraparound, a program in our Mental Health Services Department, who was removed from his family home for parental neglect and physical abuse along with witnessing domestic violence in the home. Mario had a history of missing school, which severely impacted his grades. Mario and his siblings were living with their stepfather and began treatment services with HYC. After treatment, Mario was reunified with his mother and began attending school on a regular basis. During treatment, Mario expressed a feeling of being “abandoned” when he was removed from his mother’s care. His story is one of great success, since he has been able to be reunified with his mom.
Even though there has been much progress, there are still many more triumphs for Mario and his family to make. After a recent psychiatric hospitalization and clinical diagnosis of autism, intensive mental health treatment plans were put into place. HYC’s hardworking Wraparound team continues to work with Mario and his family, providing intense treatment along with linkages to resources to make further progress toward a healthy and happy future. Our team is dedicated to a successful outcome for Mario.