His brother, Craig, is the first to discover him engulfed in smoke after Brent douses himself with gasoline and lights a match. Brent’s mental illness brings severe trauma to himself and his family, and they each attempt to cope with the stress and guilt from the situation in different ways such as suppressing their feelings, caring for each other, placing blame, and distracting him/herself from the event. Mr. and Mrs. Runyon both suppress their feelings in order to put their focus on helping Brent recover. When Brent first wakes up in the hospital, his dad is by his side. “I ask him if he ever wanted to kill himself, and he says that he must have once, a long time ago, and I feel better because even if he’s lying, then it’s nice of him” (38).
This essay will begin by looking at trauma and what causes trauma, defining early intervention, and a discussion on Play Therapy as a means of Early Childhood Intervention. A considerable number of children in society today are exposed to traumatic life events. According to the American Psychological Association (2015), a traumatic life event is one that threatens injury, death, or the physical integrity of self or others and also causes horror, terror, or helplessness at the time it occurs. Traumatic events include, sexual or physical abuse, domestic violence, suicides, terrorism, war, and other traumatic losses. As some children may develop severe acute or ongoing psychological symptoms that bothers and interferes with their daily functioning,
I strongly disliked Bobby Benedetto for the reason that he abused Fran and did so much damage to her, also because he’s the reason for a miscarriage and an abortion that Fran had. The character, Patty Bancroft, is odd because she is a bit cold and distant with Fran when they talk on the
He told her the story in detail. It didn’t seem to change her mind.” (pg 129) In this passage Brent learns that just because you did something bad it doesn't make you a bad person. The woman who owns the lighthouse, accepts Brent and believes he is a good person. Although, Brent tries to tell her otherwise she genuinely believes that, his one mistake does not define him as a
Brent made a bad decision one night and began to drunk drive with suicidal thoughts. He got into a car crash hoping to kill himself but instead killed a girl named Lea. When Brent's actions (car crash) affected ones family he had to pay a restitution. Brent had a meeting with Lea’s mother and she decided on the restitution for Brent to go to the four corners of the USA and put a whirligig up. With his new journey Brent starts new because the people he comes in contact with, don't know his backstory.
Brenda's foster mother is concerned about Brenda's physical safety and the safety of others around Brenda. Brenda has been aggressive towards her younger brother and has verbalized homicidal thoughts towards him. During the interview Brenda recalled a time where she choked her brother because she was angry that he was staring at her. Referral noted that Brenda threatened to kill herself by cutting her throat. Brenda's foster mother is concerned with Brenda putting herself in harms way when she runs away.
Patients can expect to learn to differentiate between past trauma and present memory and gain mastery over their reactions to the trauma memory (detailed in Foa, Hembree, & Rothbaum (2007)). Before beginning exposures, patients may also be trained in coping strategies such as relaxation and controlled breathing to make the aftermath of exposure sessions more pleasant (e.g., Foa, Hembree, & Rothbaum (2007); Lyons & Keane (1989)). Imaginal exposures entail real-time verbal or written confrontation of the trauma memory. The therapist guides the patient through revisiting a trauma memory in the therapy session by imagining a scene and repeating the narrative verbally. The patient is asked to recount the worst or most distressing event multiple times in session and listen to a recording of the session as homework (Foa, Hembree, & Rothbaum (2007)).
Brent learns what some tell tale signs are when people are afreaid of him. Such as woman holding their purses tight to themselves, holding onto their partners, and in some drastic measures imideatly leaving and getting something to defend themselves. Brent starts walking differently, giving people more space when needed when walking down the streets or altogether stopping and letting people pass so they dont have to walk by him and fear for their lives. Hestarts being overlypolite and nice, and whistling clasical music to put people at ease. Brent does all of this to seem less threatening to people.
Dallas then made Ben leave his house because she was so angry that he hid this secret for so long. This quote shows that since Ben concealed his secret it made him brave enough to talk to the girl of his dreams. This is just one of many things Ben did since he hid his secret from everyone in his life. Once Ben found out