Moving on for the Better
When Tiana was 13 she became pregnant and was sent to Crittenton in Helena, MT. By that time she had a history of running away and difficult behavior. At Crittenton, she learned to bond with her child and though intensive therapy addressed the deep resentment she felt toward her mother. She received 24 hour support in her parenting and learned to communicate her needs in a positive manner.
When Tiana left Crittenton she was returned to the care of her mother. In her mother’s house, it was chaotic and they often argued. She realized it wasn’t a healthy environment for Mar’rah. She found a way to move out on her own. Tiana just wanted to raise her daughter in a healthier environment…different from how she had been raised.