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Archive for — April, 2012

Expert Weighs in on “Bully” – Should Your Kids See the Movie?

After highly publicized struggles with the Motion Picture Association of America, the documentary “Bully” has been released to theaters – including Tulsa screens – with a PG-13 rating. But should your kids see the movie? Family & Children’s Services Education and Community Relations Director Carrie Little weighs in.    

Make Mom Proud with a Gift from the Heart

Forget flowers. This Mother’s Day, Family & Children’s Services is encouraging people to honor special mothers by helping others become great moms, too. Family & Children’s Services is now accepting donations in honor or memory of special mothers and fathers. Honorees will receive a beautifully designed Mother’s or Father’s Day card notifying them of the
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Routines, Communication Keys to Stress Management

Too much stress can be hazardous not just to your outlook – but also to your health! Family & Children’s Services Director of Education and Community Relations Carrie Little has practical ideas for managing stress in your life.    

Love Not Enough To Heal Abused Children

Loving, supportive parents make a huge difference in children’s growth and development. But after abuse, children need expert treatment for the best chance at recovery. See full story here.

Governor Fallin, Speaker of the House Kris Steele Host Women in Recovery Graduation

Family & Children’s Services and George Kaiser Family Foundation held a graduation ceremon April 18 at the Oklahoma State Capitol for 18 participants who recently completed the Women in Recovery (WIR) program. WIR is an alternative to incarceration program for nonviolent female offenders inTulsa Countywho have alcohol and drug addictions. The program is funded by George
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Taking the Stage Has Incredible Impact — By Misty Milam, Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Team Leader

It takes a lot of guts to perform on stage in front of a live audience. That’s certainly true for individuals participating in the 9th Annual Mental Health Fashion and Talent Showcase. The event will be held Friday, May 4, at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Tulsa. The show gives individuals with mental
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The Dollars and Cents of Child Abuse — By Gail Lapidus, Chief Executive Officer

In today’s world, people are well aware of the physical and emotional toll child abuse exacts on its victims. Long after bruises fade and broken bones heal, children who’ve been abused may suffer post-traumatic stress disorder or depression, have problems trusting others and setting boundaries, and face increased risk of substance abuse and various health
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Great Dads Have Lifetime Impact on Their Kids

Fathers play an important role in their children’s lives – both when they’re young and well into the future. Carrie Little, director of education and community relations at Family & Children’s Services, has insight on the role fathers play and how more men can become great dads.