Here are three stories from this center.
When he first got to the center, ten-year-old Max always froze at the doorway, not wanting to enter. After much persuasion he cautiously looked inside, looked around, and only then very carefully went in. A month later he boldly opens the door, rushes inside, laughs, greets everyone so loudly it can be heard on the whole floor, and tells the psychologist that he was bored.
Max's mother gave birth to him at the age of 19; nothing is known about his father. His mother drinks and she is registered with the police. The boy spends most of his time with his grandparents. At the first meeting, Max told social workers that for two days he only ate cookies. The boy changed schools several times and has been going through the first gradefor the third year.