From the start of the programme there was no violence or aggression displayed in this new environment and he avoided eye contact when challenged. It was evident the impact his family, especially his brother has on him.
Ethan has benefitted from the non-judgemental environment that allowed him to talk through his feelings and thoughts about different situations. He is very aware of the expectations and understands of the importance of keeping safe and has also grasped transferrable learning quite quickly, recently sharing with coach that during the programme he has ‘Found out that I am kind and helpful’
Ethan has huge engagement with the animals, and he has shared that his favourite things have been spending time with the horses and rabbits.
The other young people on site affected his behaviour and energy levels so the 1-1 programme worked well for him. More recently he worked in similar working spaces to other learners and has managed to regulate his behaviour. When working with another boy, he was able to take turns and give out praise. He appeared to understand the emotions of those in his company and if required adapted his energy to maintain the conversation.