Millie's Story (Con't)
Millie started exhibiting rebellious behavior when she was about 14, after she was sexually assaulted by a boyfriend. Millie’s mother tried to get her to go to counseling, but she refused to go. Millie also was sexually abused when she was 4 years-old by a cousin that she no longer has contact with. Millie’s family has had to move around several times in her life due to her mother’s lack of financial resources. Millie was really close to her grandmother throughout most of her life and she died about 6 months ago.
Millie has experienced multiple traumatic events due to sexual abuse and loss of a family member.
Millie’s risk-taking behaviors and lack of impulse control is most likely a result of these traumas.