Deandre, 9, lives with his mom, who is working hard to stay sober and take excellent care of him after. They worked with a local specialty court to ensure Deandre’s safety and his mom’s stability, and their family is supportive and caring. In court, a judge told his mom about trauma-informed yoga from Bloom Yoga at a local yoga studio, and they tried it out. Now, Deandre and his mom go to yoga together every week. This helps his mom manage her response to past trauma and helps Deandre feel closer to her.
*Name and story has been modified to protect the identity of the child