The children typically come from a background of severe physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. Many of the children that will come to live at Robin’s House have been rescued from situations of human trafficking. Most of the children have been removed from their homes for their own protection. These children have lived through multiple traumas that have led to them experiencing symptoms leading to mental health treatment. These children have been diagnosed with disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and others. The type of behaviors that many of these children display are nightmares, hypervigilance, self-harm, thoughts of suicide as well as oppositional behaviors.
The girls are referred by their legal guardian, which may include their parents, Children’s Services agencies or Juvenile Courts.