Chloe* is a 15-year-old student who was referred to ReNew by her Harrisons UnitingCare worker in 2016.
When her father passed away “Chloe” returned to her high school but felt she was not being supported in her learning or through her grieving process. As a result, her attendance diminished and she became at risk of total disengagement from education.
After an intake interview with “Chloe” and her referring worker, “Chloe” was offered a position at ReNew in August of 2016. She presented as reserved, irritable and guarded in her first week at ReNew and had low self-esteem and self-confidence when attempting her school work.
After getting to know the staff and students, “Chloe” then became more relaxed in the ReNew environment and expressed her disappointment and anger towards mainstream high schools and the lack of communication and support she received.
Her attendance at ReNew significantly increased after Chloe became confident to use the support of our Youth Worker and Mental Health worker when she was having difficulty at home or with the school work.
She flourished at ReNew when her self-confidence developed and with that confidence, Chloe felt she was ready for a new educational challenge and hoped to transition to the Refresh Program where she would complete the equivalent to Year 10.
From the reserved, irritable young person who started at ReNew, “Chloe” has thrived in a well-supported and smaller learning environment and is ready to take the next step in her educational journey and was accepted in Refresh Program for 2017.
*Please note client name has been changed for the purposes of protecting their identity throughout this Case Study.