Antwone fisher is a 24-year-old African American male. He has been recommended to me from a naval facility for treatment after projecting high levels of anger and exasperation. He feels the need to cause confliction that he best expresses through fighting.
Working with my client, Antwone is a bright intellectual whose occupation is in the navy. Antwone has exquisite physical abilities to go through necessary training to become a seaman. He is sharp and carries a lot of potential, but is much pestered about his past. I talk with Antwone, but he refuses my advice. The first two attempts to treatment he is imperceptive. Initially, he takes baby steps sharing a little about his past. I then discovered his mother birthed Antwone in an Ohio state prison where he unwillingly became the property of the state. His father is shot and killed by his ex-girlfriend. He explains to me about how his foster family adopted him until the age of two where they subsequently moved. He is put back into the orphanage where he is later taken by another foster family.
Mr. and Ms. Tate adopts Antwone where he suffers twelve years living hopelessly from in an abusive and dis-functional family. They treat him and his two foster brothers, Keith and Dwight, like slaves. Keith is half white and is always upon praise. Antwone is the darkest out of his foster brothers and was beat with a whip and threaten with fire. Nadine, Tate's niece, also sexually abused Antwone which is revoltingly continued numerous times and leads to relationship problems later in his life. His only friend he could turn to is Jessie, his neighbor. The Tate’s provided a house for Antwone to live in, but it wasn’t a very friendly home.
As Antwone grew older, he is sent back to the orphanage and is later sent to a reform school. He did not let the negligence of his childhood bring him down, although, he did feel as if an oblivion growing up. He embraces his past by joining the navy that constructs confidence and...