"We are so grateful we had someone in our corner. We never lacked for support with Stanford Youth Solutions, ever,“ Brian’s mother, Cathy, said.
When Brian came to Stanford Youth Solutions, it was his chance to get out of long-term, institutional care and re-establish connections with his loving family. Brian was born with developmental disabilities, coupled with mental and behavioral health challenges, which led him to an early introduction to the child welfare system. Having been removed from his home at a young age, his parents’ hearts were broken. They simply could not handle his challenges on their own.
“We are so grateful we had someone in our corner. We never lacked for support with Stanford Youth Solutions, ever,” Brian’s mother, Cathy, said.
In order for Stanford Youth Solutions staff to begin to work with Brian, they had to travel to Utah, where he was living in a high level residential facility. Stanford Youth Solutions’s established a relationship with Brian, before he moved back to Sacramento to reconnect with his family.
As Brian was reintroduced to his family, Stanford Youth Solutions worked intensively to facilitate the transition over a period of months. Utilizing the Wraparound program and philosophy, the entire family’s needs were addressed to ensure the greatest possible outcomes for Brian.
“Today, Brian is doing very well,” says his mom. “He is calmed down, and with the help of Stanford Youth Solutions he learned to function independently. What stands out the most to me is the commitment Stanford Youth Solutions staff had to not just do their jobs, but to do the things only someone who cares could do.”