Keren’s son, now 15 years old, was a young boy during when missiles fell on his hometown in the south of the country. Following those tense days, Keren’s son refused to leave the “secure room” in their home. He also began started stammering and then stopped communicating almost all together. His condition didn’t improve in the weeks and months following, and he still experiences great difficulty making social connection and suffers from anxiety Keren searched for guidance on how to best help her son.
Keren called the Helpline.
For over a year, Keren spoke with a Helpline volunteer. Together, they worked on Keren’s ability to rely on her son, to allow him a safe place for new experiences, to give him more independence and responsibility and to not automatically do things for him. Keren describes small, but significant changes in her son’s condition.
Together with the psychologist support to her son, and the support from the Helpline, Keren’s son is learning to thrive amongst adversity. He has recently been able to go out and join the school fieldtrip and even invite friends over to his home.