Hi I need help answering the following question. Context is provided below.
1 a. Which developmental milestones were negatively impacted or may have been missed due to Jonas difficult childhood?
*edit… added 2nd part to question: 1 b. Also, please explain. How might this have influenced who he is today?
Synopsis of Jonas’ life:
6 months old – put up for adoption
6 months – 10 yrs- in and out of various foster care and group homes
10 yrs old – adopted
12 yrs old – sent to military school by adopted family to correct behavior
Sexually abused by male authority figure at military school
Jonas reported that he appreciated military school for the structure and found it comforting
The sexual abuse was described as “leaving an incredible mark on him”
Adopted home environment described as “immaculate, strict and neurotic.” In addition Jonas describes his adopted family as:
i. Father – cold, brutal, forbidding.
ii. Mother – could never please her
iii. Sister – 3 years younger and simply perfect
Jonas now as an adult, identifies as a gay male. His presenting problem that brings him to counseling is his anger problem regarding two particular events.
- His anger (assault and vandalization of his partners property) toward his male partner when his partner started to become less interested in him and more interested in other men.
- In addition, he has become unable to maintain a job and in this particular instance acted out by sneaking in after hours and destroying work property as a retaliation from being fired.