Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58environment. It takes time. Children typically spend six to nine months receiving treatment at the center. The treatment starts with building an understanding of what is causing the child’s problems. The therapists don’t ask, “What’s wrong with you?” Instead, they ask, “What’s happened to you?” Mr. Valdés explains the difference between the two questions by telling the story of a 10-year- old boy who attended a school that works with the center. The boy lived with his mother and his grandfather. His mother worked several jobs, so the boy’s grandfather took care of him. He picked him up from school, helped him with his homework, and made his meals. One Monday, the boy did not show up for school. When he returned to school on Tuesday, he did 25 not have a note from home. By lunchtime, the boy, who had never fought with his classmates before, had been in four fights. Instead of punishing him, someone in the disciplinarian’s office asked the boy, “What happened?” He said he was sad because his grandfather had died suddenly over the weekend. Mr. Valdés uses this story to encourage people to consider why a child is acting poorly or out of character. Ask: What led to the behavior? As with the 10-year-old boy, the person needs to be supported, not blamed. — By Muzammil Ahmed, Gabriela Fiorentino Wong, Gabrielle Landis, Dan Le, and Joseph Sarjoo Highland Park Healthy Hawk Illustration by Aiden Langston, Highland Park Healthy Hawk