Please does anyone have any experience of this? We are beside ourselves with worry.
Our 16 year old AS started a new school for sixth form three weeks ago, but in that time, his behaviour has deteriorated suddenly and alarmingly. He had had times before when he would be really rude to teachers or others in authority (and of course us as his parents), but it now seems to be going out of control. Two weeks ago he became the most angry we have seen him, with him telling us he doesn't need us, or anyone else, leaving the house and not coming back until 1am, then refusing to sleep inside the house.
He has just been suspended from school for an aggressive incident. The school have been very good and are trying to understand him and what he needs, but the incident was so severe they felt they had no choice. They get that his anger is from a place of deep pain.
He is aware he gets overwhelmed by anger, but does not understand why. I am sure it is linked to his traumatic early years. He has seen a school counsellor twice and we were really encouraged to know that, but we are still left frightened about how his behaviour is ramping up in its extremeness, and what we can do to get help for him.
I would be really grateful if anyone has any thoughts. We have been in contact with our local authority social work team and are waiting to hear from them.
The Adoption UK helpline was also really useful.