Derrick Hurst, KVC Behavioral HealthCare

Derrick Hurst

“Every child deserves a chance. We’ve always said no kid is too sick to help. That’s why I’m passionate about working here with this population of kids that maybe in other settings people would see them as too difficult to work with. We had a child that was diagnosed as ADHD and discovered that he had grown up in a home that at almost every moment he didn’t’t know where the next assault was coming from. His brain developed in a world where he always had to have his head on a swivel [in response to abuse.]  So we were able to take him off his ADHD medication and help him work on emotion regulatory skills and with some minor anxiety medication and work on his home environment to be more stable.”

Derrick Hurst, staff at KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital Meeting Basic Needs

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