Oh yeah he's been telling me about how they've been living...<quoted text>Coming from the environment you described, your are probably one of the few sober/un-drugged articulate intelligent adults with whom he has spent much time.
Since he has expressed a desire to go to services, perhaps there is a youth group or a Big Brother Club they can bring him into so he gets some solid male role models and he can develop friends not just from school. Being the new kid on the block in the middle of the year isn't easy under the best circumstances and his aren't the best.
The other thing is that your nephew might qualify for Medicaid as a child below a particular income level. In IL, if a child qualifies, his parents do too for as long as the kid is eligible. Each state has its own rules on that, but it might be a resource for your sister and for you to make sure he has all his immunizations, etc (that is the Mom in me talking)
Already got the medicaid for him. Did that today. Set up the appointment to talk to the counselor to get him into school on Monday. Outreach services are available at the school including some club stuff. I'll know more on Monday.
I think I said before that I live in a kind of ritzy-ish area,(Jags are ubiquitous here). The area, not me. So the school wants to make sure I live here because a lot of people would like to get their kids into the schools here. I went over and picked up all the paperwork though. Will have his mom get it all filled out over the weekend.
Mimi don't mess around.
Still...little dude, shut up for 5 minutes.