When it comes to parenting, hope changes everything.

Empowering parents & caregivers to raise kids who thrive

Across Oklahoma, families are dealing with:

These challenges can leave parents feeling alone & hopeless about their child’s future.

Across Oklahoma, families are dealing with:

Generational
trauma

Addiction &
abuse

Stress &
exhaustion

Behavioral & health challenges

Lack of
community

These challenges can leave parents feeling alone & hopeless about their child’s future.

Every parent – no matter their circumstances – has the power to build a better future for their child. They just need to know how.

Hope-Driven Parenting IS Here To Help.

Our program combines decades of experience in child development and child welfare with the evidence-based, life-changing science of hope. It’s designed for all types of parents and caregivers raising all types of kids…easy to understand, easy to implement, easy to reteach.

At our workshops and events, parents & caregivers learn to:

Parents need the science of hope, and we’re bringing it to them.

Hope-Driven Parenting builds hopeful families through:

Training

Parent/caregiver workshops, online training & other educational events

RESOURCES

Hope-centered & trauma-informed parenting strategies & principles

SUPPORT

Helpful community for hope-building parents & caregivers

The Science

Every child needs hope…and so does every adult. More than 2,000 studies have shown that hope is the single greatest predictor of success in family relationships, trauma recovery, social relationships, mental health, physical health, education and work.

Hope-Driven Parenting provides parents & caregivers with evidence-based, accessible, teachable methods for building hope in themselves and their children. We know that hopeful adults raise hopeful children!

At our workshops and events, parents & caregivers learn to:

Families with high hope experience:

Stronger recovery
from trauma & adversity

Improved family
& social relationships

Significantly less
negative behavior

Reduced alcohol
& substance abuse

Greater success
in school & work

Greater capacity
to set & pursue goals

Stronger recovery from trauma & adversity

Improved family & social relationships

Significantly less negative behavior

Reduced alcohol & substance abuse

Greater success in school & work

Greater capacity to set & pursue goals

Hope transforms families for generations to come.

Our Leadership

Dr. Amy

Director

About Amy Emerson, MD

Our Mission

Empowering parents to create hope-centered families.​

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Hope-Driven Parenting is an initiative of Hope Rising Oklahoma, founded by Oklahoma First Lady Sarah Stitt and OU Hope Research Center Founding Director Dr. Chan Hellman.
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Event for parents & caregivers!

HOPE-DRIVEN

Parenting Summit

July 13, 2024
9 AM - 1PM

St. Luke’s Methodist Church, OKC

Lunch & Childcare (Ages 10 & Under) Provided

Registration: $25 per adult

Chan
Hellman, PhD

Hosted by
Amy Emerson, MD

Angela
Pharris, PhD