The letter 'I' Encyclopedia: Providing hope at The Tennyson Center

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DENVER - This week, 9NEWS has been taking viewers behind the scenes at the Tennyson Center for Children, a treatment center for emotionally-challenged kids. 

This story is about a young man we met there in 2005 who was dealing with demons from his past. He always carried a book with him: the letter "I" encyclopedia. It was his connection to his home. Mark was from Illinois.

STORY: Tennyson Center helps kids overcome 'demons'

His therapist called the book his "security blanket in words." It helped him emotionally cope with the rage he was feeling. It kept him connected to the good parts of his past.  

At Tennyson, they teach the kids how to manage their temper. They are very good at giving them skills to lead a productive life. That's what happened to Mark. He completed his treatment, and is now with a family that adopted him - in Illinois.

STORY: Helping kids who need a break

The Tennyson Center relies mostly on donations to carry on its mission. If you'd like to donate or learn more, check out their website at childabuse.org. To donate $10, you can also text SANTA to 50555. You will get a text back, please confirm by replying "yes." 

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