Kids in conflict use clever strategies of “fight, flight, and fool” to outwit authority figures. In the movie Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon portrays a troubled youth fighting a frustrated therapist. Like the fictional Will Hunting, John Seita was an angry boy who sabotaged 15 court placements until sent to Starr Commonwealth Schools, then headed by Larry Brendtro. Today, Dr. Seita and Dr. Brendtro are colleagues in reclaiming troubled youth. Only by understanding the logic of distrustful youth can one break the code of negative behavior and replace hostile encounters with respect.
Authors: Larry Brendtro and John Seita
Publisher: Solution Tree, Inc.