Eloni has just been placed in foster care for physically abusing his younger brother, Kolomalu. Child Protective Services (CPS) was brought in, Eloni was removed
from the home, and the family was referred to counseling. In addition to acting out aggressively, there is good evidence that Eloni is a substance abuser as a
teacher at his school found him sniffing paint several times. Also, through counseling, it was discovered that Eloni had been abused by a previous stepfather.
Finally, Eloni has been suspended from school for attempting to stab a schoolmate.
Anamalia’s apartment management company has sent her a letter of intent to evict, stating that several residents have complained about feeling fearful around
Eloni and about the noise during family arguments. Although Anamalia has hopes of getting a job soon, she is currently unemployed and is having difficulty
making the rent payments and buying sufficient food for her family. Anamalia wants the family to be reunited and is willing to take parenting classes and enter
into other services required by the state; however, she is worried about putting Kolomalu in more danger.