Analysis Of (IS): A 13-Year-Old African-American Student

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(IS) is a 13-year-old African-American girl, referred for school supports due to her inconsistent attendance. She is currently in the seventh grade, and has periodic episodes of anger outburst due to a number of stressors over the past several months. (IS) reports that both of her parents have very busy lives and they don’t always have time to spend with her. (lS) also reports that she becomes very angry when her peers tease or provoke her or when teachers accuse her of doing thing she had not done. Although her teachers have reassured (IS) about her improved academic performance, (IS) is not convinced of this. When asked about her feelings towards her sister (IS) describes her relationship with her younger sister as "fair." (LS) disclosed
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