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Archive for — March, 2012

Balancing Work and Home Life — by Carrie Little, Family Life Education Program Coordinator

Do you check your work e-mail while on vacation or on the weekend? Glance at your cell phone multiple times an hour to make sure you didn’t miss a call? Find yourself apologizing to family for being late due to an “emergency” at work? Experience sleepless nights or anxious dreams about work? If you answered yes to these questions,
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Build Lasting Relationships by focusing on the foundation

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for what makes a great relationship. But by having a strong foundation and focusing on four key areas, you can increase your likelihood of a lasting, loving bond. Carrie Little, program coordinator at Family & Children’s Services, shares her insights on Fox 23’s Great Day Green Country.    

Delicious Partnership: Chuy’s Steps Up to Help Tulsa Families

Tulsa’s hottest new restaurant is making an impact throughout the community. Chuy’s has partnered with Family & Children’s Services to help children who’ve abused, families in crisis and other vulnerable Tulsans. See full story here.

Drug Problem Meant Isolation

Together, the staffs of the Tulsa World, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma Watch, State Impact Oklahoma, OETA and Griffin Communications are exploring the problem of drug addiction in Oklahoma. In this report, a woman receiving treatment from Family & Children’s Services details the path she followed to addiction and how she’s working to change directions. See Full
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Taking the Challenge out of Blended Families

Not every stepparent gets along with his new charges as swimmingly as Mike Brady took to Marcia, Jan and Cindy. Carrie Little, program coordinator/educator at Family & Children’s Services, has tips to help make blending families easier for all involved.

Families Urged to Speak up for Children’s Safety

Recent cases of alleged child abuse have raised questions about the role family members play in reporting suspected abuse. Experts say that everyone has a responsibility to keep kids safe, especially families. See full story here.

RICCT Helps Oklahomans Turn Their Lives Around

Not many people know about the Family & Children’s Services Re-entry Intensive Care Coordination Team (RICCT) program, which arose in response to the closing of state mental health facilities. The program helps mentally ill individuals transition successfully into community life after imprisonment. See full story here.

Talking to Kids About Tragedy

Children don’t think exactly like adults. When discussing this week’s shooting at an Ohio high school, deadly severe storms or other tragedies with children, it’s important to take special care. Carrie Little, program coordinator/educator at Family & Children’s Services, has tips to help parents talk to their children about tragedy.         Need
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