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Archive for — September, 2012

Is Divorce Catching?

A new study says that when a couple divorces, it impacts – and not in a good way – the relationships of the couple’s friends. So, is divorce catching? Carrie Little, manager of family life education and community relations at Family & Children’s Services visited “Great Day Green Country” to share insight and tips to help safeguard
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Women in Recovery: Lies Become the Truth

Written by Emily*, a participant in the Women in Recovery (WIR) program at Family & Children’s Services.   I pray for the one who uses for the first time today… They won’t want to leave, they’ll want more so they’ll stay…   They will do it for fun at first, or maybe even the high…
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Family & Children’s Services Forms Innovative Partnership to Reshape Crisis Services

Family & Children’s Services has partnered with Hillcrest Medical Center and Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health to win a key state contract that will increase the number of inpatient psychiatric beds and reshape behavioral crisis services in Tulsa County.  The improvements will expand the continuum of services available locally and is part of an effort
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Family & Children’s Services Participates in Challenge Grant Program

Family & Children’s Services has recently been selected to participate in a challenge grant program sponsored by Tulsa Community Foundation. Participating agencies hope to raise a combined $4.5 million in planned giving before the end of the year.   To read the full story as reported by Tulsa World, please click here.

ABCs of ADHD

More than five million American children live with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD). But kids aren’t the only ones impacted. Septemer is ADD/ADHD Awareness Month – an ideal time to share basic information and dispel myths about the disorder. Carrie Little, director of education and community relations at Family & Children’s
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Getting Couch Potato Kids Plugged Into Activities

Many parents are concerned about spreading their kids too thin with extracurricular activities. Others have the opposite problem: couch potato kids who’d rather veg out in front of the TV or play video games all day than participate in an organized, extracurricular activity. Our family life education expert, Carrie Little, recently visited Tulsa’s Fox 23
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Is Your Child Spread Too Thin With Extracurricular Activities?

Kids who participate in extracurricular activities have better self-esteem than their peers, perform  better in school and are healthier kids, in general. But overdoing it with too many activities can hurt both your child and your family as a whole. How much is too much? Carrie Little from Family & Children’s Services has answers on
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Study Up To Save A Life During Suicide Prevention Week

Family & Children’s Services urges Oklahomans to study up and help save a life during National Suicide Prevention Week, September 9-15, 2012. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, with one occurring every 14 minutes in the United States. People at risk of suicide often display warning signs, says Ann
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