Directly following Jeremiah’s visits with T (bio father), Jeremiah is falling down and hitting his head. He won’t use his protective abilities, he will just fall from standing and bang his head on the floor. We have wood flooring, so this is cause for some concern.
My biggest concern is that he only does this on the day of his visit and on the two days following it. I have been recording this behavior for several weeks, and have given the information to the Social Workers on the case.
They did show concern about his falling, but when a new Worker came onto the case, it became an elevated issue. This new Worker was very upset and said, “This is a safety concern.” He thought it so pertinent to the case that he has made it a priority to come out and witness these instances. Because I am telling the truth and want what is best for Jeremiah, I welcome him and his cohorts into our home.
They believe that this information will help when we get to the Termination hearing. It is proof that Jeremiah’s visits with his bio father set him back developmentally.
I am so thankful for this new Worker on the case. We have seen several new faces since bringing Jeremiah into our home, it’s ridiculous. But, this is one person I am happy to have on our team. One that seems concerned about the child’s well being first and foremost. Thank you Jesus!!!
Update: This Worker spoke with a psychologist about Jeremiah falling directly following visits with his bio father. The psychologist said that it sounded like it was part of “flight, fight, or freeze.” His opinion was that Jeremiah was being sent back to his time with his bio father, and therefore went into freeze mode, and did not protect himself when he was falling.