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Byline: James Romoser
Dec. 4--In a big old house on Second Street in downtown Winston-Salem, a boy and his parents sit at a table with Dewey Haley, the family therapist who runs an array of charitable programs known collectively as Host Homes.
The boy is Chris, a polite 13-year-old who speaks with a soft and eloquent maturity. He and his parents began attending counseling sessions here in August.
Chris, who asked to be identified only by his middle name, talks with studied reflection about how he has changed since then.
"I've learned to control my anger and control my emotions," he said. "In the past, if there's something I didn't like, I got angry and afraid. Now, I'm like, 'OK,' …