Note: Since this is a short film and not a full-length feature film, the packet information will be more condensed. This was provided to members as a BONUS review – Enjoy!
- When other people find out Alex can fly and is ‘different’ they seem scared of him and won’t let their children near him. Has anyone ever acted this way around you? Have you ever felt like other people didn’t want to talk to or play with you because you were different? What did you do?
[Caregiver Note: Most of us have experienced this feeling at some point in our lives, but it can be especially common in children who are ‘different’ as those in foster and adoptive families are often labeled. Talking about this with a child can provide some insight into what their social interactions are like outside of the home and with peers. This can also be a time to talk about coping skills and strategies for dealing with situations like this that might arise in the future.]
- Alex just wants to be himself and play at the park. However, his dad won’t let him…
About the Author: Jenn Ehlers
Jenn is a central Virginia native who received her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2012. Since then she has worked for a local mental health agency and the Department of Social Services in various capacities and has been involved in her community’s efforts to create a Trauma Informed Network. Currently Jenn works in vocational rehab and mentors youth in foster care. When she isn’t working, Jenn enjoys writing stories, anything and everything Harry Potter, and spending time with her niece and nephew.
**Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit organization seeking to nurture growth in foster and adoptive families by giving a HOOT about their families. Transfiguring Adoption does not intend for its reviewers nor its review to be professional, medical or legal advice. These reviews and discussion guides are intended to help parents to better be able to connect and understand their children who come from traumatic backgrounds.