William,10 years old ,grade 4. Misbehavior, bullying classmates violently (hit classmates with chair ,belt or elbow; choked someone in class; throwing bad words and made unbearable noise in class) He got reported to school Counseling Office by his homeroom teacher.Healing through art:
Once a week, he would come to my classroom in lunch break at school. The first time when he came to my classroom,he was accompanied by other two classmates.
Discussing his drawing of family members with him was the ice breaker where allowed me understanding his stressful problems at home with his manipulative mother. His misbehavior seemed like wanting to find a way to release his anger and draw attention from adults to call for help.
His drawing of several gray cartoons with black eyes which was the crucial turning point for me to see , solve and soothe his inner struggling of having trouble to get along with his classmates. After that breakthrough, I went to his classroom to visit him and talked to his homeroom teacher from time to time.