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Archive for — May, 2012

Raising a Good Sport

Everyone wants to win – but at what cost? Carrie Little, director of education and community relations, has advice on raising a good sport.    

Russian Social Workers Visit F&CS, Take Back Lessons From Tulsa

How-to Guide for Talking to Teens

Think raising a toddler is tough? Try teenagers! Keeping the lines of communication open is one of the most important things parents of adolescents can do. Carrie Little, director of education and community relations at Family & Children’s Services, has information to help parents talk to teens.    

To Those Lost Souls Who Stopped Believing – A Client’s Words

Make a wish and place it in your heart. Anything you want, everything you want. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle’s going to come from, the next smile, the next wish come true. But if you believe that it’s right around the corner, and you open your heart
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Fix Needed for Broken System — By Gail Lapidus, Chief Executive Officer

A broken, undersupported system that marginalizes individuals and compromises community safety. That’s how some describe the process for getting unstable Oklahomans who are a danger to themselves or others to appropriate treatment facilities.   Law enforcement officers hold the responsibility for transporting Oklahomans being held on emergency orders of detention for mental illness to crisis stabilization
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From the Tulsa World: Brainiac Ball Set for June 2

Get your party shoes and thinking caps on. Tulsa’s smartest soiree is less than 3 weeks away!   Click here for the full story.

Expert Shares Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Day

It seems like everyone’s multi-tasking these days. But juggling too much might not be the answer to maximizing your productivity and making the most of your day. Carrie Little, director of education and community relations at Family & Children’s Services, shares her insights.    

Strike a Pose!

Clients of Family & Children’s Services know how to strut their stuff. Several participated in the 9th Annual Mental Health Fashion and Talent Showcase on May 4 at First United Methodist Church. The show gives individuals with mental illness an opportunity to enjoy the spotlight, build self-esteem and confidence, and socialize in a warm and
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Building Villages for Kids in Crisis

  Sometimes, it takes a village. Family & Children’s Services began last month to build villages, so to speak, for a very specific group of children in crisis. The agency’s new Systems of Care Wraparound program helps kids ages 0-12 who have suffered abuse or other traumas and have a mental health or co-occurring disorder.
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Ninth Annual Brainiac Ball Matches Wits and Donations

  A night of trivia, food and fun awaits at the ninth annual Brainiac Ball on June 2, 2012. Known as the “smartest soiree in Tulsa,” Brainiac Ball has a new venue this year – a spacious, air-conditioned tent on the campus of  the Sarah and John Graves Center at Family & Children’s Services, 2325
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