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Teach Not Punish program helps families change home environments

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 17:10:25-05

Stay in school, get good grades, and stay out of trouble. Those are just a few things 11-year-old Jalil Walker learned through a program called Teach Not Punish.

Children battling anger issues, or acting out in school often struggle because of what's happening at home.

The Teach not Punish program gives parents the tools they need to change the home environment to a positive one.

Jalil Walker is the second son of Britney Cobbs, a woman who struggles with depression, PTSD, and suicide.

He says since working with his mom throughout the program, he's learned so much.

“Like when I go home, I don’t have to be bad", Walker says, "I can just go in my house, chill out, watch a movie, or go outside and let my mama have her peace.”

Walker's mom, Britney, tells us with the personal life skills, therapy, and community connections, this organization has changed her life.

The program has allowed her to develop a 5-year-plan to take care of her three boys.

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