Jennifer's Story

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

Persevering through parenthood with College of Hope by her side.


“Jennifer’s” family was in chaos. Her partner was becoming increasingly verbally abusive and was insisting that they parent their two young children with force, using threats and yelling instead of positive reinforcement. Jennifer found the courage to leave her partner and move her children to a new community. She knew that her past parenting strategies were not healthy, but she had no idea how to change her behavior.

Jennifer gained a deeper understanding of child development and learned new ways to interact with her children.

Jennifer was referred to College of Hope and signed up for The Incredible Years, a 12-week intensive parenting course that includes positive and age-appropriate discipline strategies. Throughout the classroom instruction, role playing activities and homework, Jennifer gained a deeper understanding of child development and learned new ways to interact with her children. Today, Jennifer feels in control of her household for the first time since leaving her partner. Her children are responding to the new positive parenting techniques and their home has become a loving and nurturing environment. Now that Jennifer’s family is healthy and stable, she is looking forward to turning her attention to pursuing employment. She plans to take several College of Hope financial management courses and cannot wait to start the next chapter of her life.


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