So for anyone that knows Jordy well, you know how big of a deal it is that he is standing next to a police officer smiling! Jordy has had a massive fear of police officers since he was 3 yrs old. Over 18 months ago Jordy experienced a massive OCD breakdown because of an experience he witnessed at his school. Read more about his breakdown here.
We spent over a year in therapy working on his OCD. Jordy is in fifth grade and that is when our school does the D.A.R.E. program. Jordy has worked closely over the last 6 months with a few different police officers in the program. We made the officers aware of Jordy's fears and they were so great with him during the last 6 months. The timing of Jordy finishing therapy and the school starting the D.A.R.E. program was perfect.
Today was the D.A.R.E. graduation and it brought tears to my eyes to see him so confident around all the officers. He didn't have any anxiety through the entire ceremony. The greatest thing to see is that he finally understands that police officers are here to help and protect us. I am so proud of Jordy for facing his greatest fears and overcoming his OCD! This is an awesome day for us!
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