Stories PDHPE Essay

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Youth off the Streets Stories 14/11/13

Tracey’s Story
Summary
Tracey was born addicted to heroine. At four her step father broke her arm this is where it all started. At six she was sexuality abused by her father. At 8 she started smoking pot and cigarettes. At eleven I was snorting speed, cocaine and smoking gear. By thirteen she was a junkie. Now at 14 she has spent time in Yasmar Detention Centre to help her recover from her cocaine habit. Shes states “I am starting afresh, forgetting my past and moving on with my life”.
Impact
The impact on her heath due to the situation is very unhealthy and because she started to smoke at the age of 8 and all the other things she did before and after. this is going to take her a while to get physically and mentally back on her feet.
Strategy
A strategy could be to move on and forget what happened to her in the past and start a new life. Even though it might take 10 or so years.

Daniel’s Story
Summary
When Daniel was 6 he found his mother lying in a bath bruised, bleeding and unconscious. He wantwed to help her but he knew that he was next so he just left her. at the afe of 14 his father hit him for the last time with a broken shoulder, he decided to take his chances and live on the streets and he started to take drugs. He lived on the streets for about 1 year until the youth on the streets found him and they made him attend Key College, our school for homeless youth. He entered our drug and alcohol rehabilitation program and accessed our psychological support services. Now he is working and he has a partner and two kids.
Impact
The impact for Daniel was that he was unsecure at home and he felt the need to leave and then he started to take drugs and he headed the wrong direction until youth on streets found him.
Strategy
A strategy could be to go seek help to help him recover from the past.

Willam’s Story

Summary
When Willam was little he had a very rough childhood. at the age of 6 he was seprated from his mum and sister and forced to attend a foster care. his foster parents use to take turns to bash him up. Later on his mother had to go back so the children went back to the foster cares the second time he got abused. When he went home he tried to hang him self but his sister called 000. His mother then took him to councilling in 1994. The doctor diagnosed me with ADD and severe depression.when he grew up he took drugs and alchol with his sister and his friends. He got caught up with the wrong crowd and started to break into houses and shops. He got caught and got twelve months good behaviour bond and court fines. Then I moved into dads’ house and started working in a club/restaurant washing dishes. I quit that after four months and then worked in a pie factory for two months. He got involed with drugs again and his dad kicked him out. He had no choice but to back to the mums house. Finally he decided to come to Dunlea to get clean and to go to the farm for long term rehabilitation
Impact
The impact for William was that he got sexually and physically abused and he also got caught up with the wrong crowd.
Strategy
A strategy could be for him to get with the right crowd, get married and to settle down.

Sharise’s Story
Summary
She came to Youth Off The Streets at the age of 16. At this time, I was in a very bad way. I was heavily addicted to heroin, was in an abusive relationship and was living on and off the streets of the Kings Cross area. Youth off the streets made me attend to groups to help me recover from the past. Every day she attended alcohol and other drug groups and PPC groups. These groups helped me to deal with my drug, crime, low self esteem, and anger management issues. Father Riley and his youth workers helped me to realise that I was worth so much more than a life of drugs, abuse and crime. I have been clean for two and a half years. I have a steady job and will be starting university soon.
Impact
The impact for Sharise was that she was heavily…