Short Term 12 (2013) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • At a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers, Grace is a young counselor trying to do her best for kids who often have been pulled from the worst kinds of home situations. Even then, life is not easy as Grace and her colleagues care for kids who are too often profoundly scarred, even as they try to have lives of their own. Now, things are coming to a head as Grace readies for marriage even as some her charges are coming to major turning points in their lives. To cope, Grace will have to make difficult perceptions and decisions that could put her career, and more importantly her charges, at dire risk.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)
  • Short Term 12 is a residential facility for troubled teenagers. The staff include Grace, Mason, Jessica and the new guy, Nate. Grace is the leader of the team and is secretly in a relationship with Mason. Things are going reasonably well until Grace discovers that she is pregnant. At about the same time, a new patient, Jaden, arrives and she stirs up unpleasant memories for Grace.

    - Written by grantss
  • At short term 12 community for the underprivileged and at-risk youth, the secret couple of Grace and Mason work with devotion as supervisors, consulting the troubled teenagers. Under those circumstances, capable and compassionate Grace does her best to support the kids, nevertheless, she too is a scarred individual who elaborately conceals her damaged self behind her work. Eventually, when the gifted, tough but frail Jayden who suffers from self-harm disorder is admitted to the community, Grace will have no other choice but to deal with her own past. Can the old wounds heal?

    - Written by Nick Riganas
  • A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.

    - Written by Anonymous


Grace is the young supervisor of Short Term 12, a group home for troubled teenagers. She lives with her long-term boyfriend and coworker...

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