The Story of Hope: The Journey of a Teen Mom

The Story of Hope, a new curriculum that focuses on Healthy Relationships and teen moms, was written by Hope House staff member Trisha Daly and former staff member Robin Scott. Frustrated that they were unable to find any curriculum that engaged the teen moms at Hope House, Daly and Scott realized that available curriculum was either written for teenagers or for parents, but nothing was available that addressed parents who were also teenagers.

Unable to find curriculum that engaged the teen moms in Hope House’s Healthy Relationships classes, Daly and Scott decided to write their own curriculum and make it compelling by creating a story featuring a character that the teens could follow – and hopefully connect to in a meaningful, relevant way.

“That was the hook that worked,” says Daly. “Our teens don’t learn if they feel like they are being lectured to, but through our book they connect to and learn from a teen mom named Hope as they follow her journey.”

The Story of Hope is based on a unique approach to develop books with applicable lessons as the reader journeys along with the characters. Daly and Scott believe that most struggling or hurting people can find the answers inside themselves, that God loves people and speaks to them in many ways, and that people can find Truth through their suffering.

The Story of Hope: The Journey of a Teen Mom, is published by Journey Concept and is available for purchase at Amazon.

 

Trisha Daly has a Masters in Human Services Counseling from Regent University. She worked for many years at a crisis pregnancy center before moving to Nashville, where she worked for three years as a children's counselor in a domestic violence shelter. During that time she also worked at a women's prison leading groups on domestic violence and parenting. Trisha began working at Hope House five years ago and now currently practices counseling with residential and community teen moms as a state-registered psychotherapist. She is experienced in domestic violence issues and family counseling and continues to work on curriculum development.

 

Robin Scott has worked as the Coordinator for CASA of Adams County and Broomfield and as a counselor at a pregnancy crisis center. She was also the first employee of Hope House of Colorado, serving as a Residential Counselor in 2003. She was then named the House Manager and Volunteer Coordinator before becoming House Director in 2008. These experiences, along with her personal experience as a former teen mom, made her uniquely qualified for her next role as the Supportive Services Manager, where she coordinated services for all clients and provided overall supervision of the GED Program. Robin has assisted dozens of Hope House clients through the complicated process of accessing government services and developed a vast network of connections to other community resources. She recently retired from Hope House to open a new business venture with her husband and to continue her professional interest in curriculum development.

 

The Story of Hope: The Journey of a Teen Mom, is published by Journey Concept and is available for purchase at Amazon.