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"Study the situation thoroughly, go over in your imagination the various courses of action possible to you and the consequences which can and may follow from each course. Pick out the course which gives the most promise and go ahead."
-Maxwell Maltz

What parents have said about their involvement in the Family H.O.P.E. Project

"We felt like we were able to help our child's problem behavior. She has tantrums less and has discovered that these are rewards if she is good, instead of the negative attention for acting out."

"The most important thing we learned while working with our graduate student was to hang in there and keep working and you'll see results."

"I think our child responded to our change in attitude. It is so nice to see a light at the end of the tunnel."

What graduate students have said about their involvement in the Family H.O.P.E. Project

"Bringing peace to a chaotic environment."

"One positive thing I felt from working with the family was to see the determination of the couple to work together to bring about a change in their child that will benefit them as a family. It was especially touching to see how much the father cared about doing the intervention."

"I have learned how to have patience and have more empathy for parents-especially single moms."

"I've really liked visiting with a very put-together mom who is doing a wonderful job keeping a house of six kids calm and loving. She has been a wonderful example of raising children with love and giving of herself. She has been a great example."

"I have learned that importance of determination. It would be so easy for the families to give up and just settle for the behaviors that the child has however the parent don't give up, and if they don't then I shouldn't either."