If he’s wearing long sleeves, DaShawn will roll them up, and if he’s wearing short sleeves, he’s not afraid of getting either his bare arms or his clean shirt greasy and grimy. He’s a hands-on kind of guy who loves working on things. “He is good at working with his hands,” says an adult close to DaShawn. Helping with projects such as repairing cars represents one of DaShawn’s favorite things to do. If he’s not fixing things, then he’s building things. “I love to discover new things and learn about things,” says DaShawn. One of the things DaShawn wants others to know is that he’s athletic. He loves sports and likes playing football and participating in wrestling. If he’s not playing sports, DaShawn likes watching them. In addition to his athleticism, DaShawn takes pride in his intelligence and the ease in which he can interact with others. “I click easily with other people,” he says. Socializing with others is one of the things DaShawn enjoys about his favorite days of the year including his birthday and New Year’s Eve. When he finds his forever family, DaShawn wants to do things together such as going to the beach or just sitting around talking.
This social young man enjoys spending time with his friends. He describes himself as not only intelligent and athletic but also outgoing. According to a close adult, “DaShawn likes to learn about other people and interesting things, and he is gaining positive coping skills.”
DaShawn needs a forever family who will remain committed to him. “Dashawn needs time to develop trust in a family,” says an adult close to him. He would do well with two parents who are experienced and trauma trained. He needs a family who can provide structure and consistency. In addition, DaShawn should be the youngest child in the home.