6th grader Liat lives with her mother who has extreme financial and emotional issues. Liat’s father, the family’s source of emotional and financial support had a stroke, becoming incapacitated, forcing her mother to stop working. This traumatised the children. The impact of her father’s ill health reflected in Liat’s low self-confidence and withdrawal.

Her Youth Futures Trustee struggled to gain Liat’s trust initially but slowly tried to create a secure environment for her to open up in.

The first step of this process was to reinforce her self-confidence through the Dancing Club.

This did wonders for building her self-confidence. She began to develop new social ties.

Last year, Liat celebrated her Bat-Mitzvah, and in front of all the guests danced her own victory dance!

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