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Archive for — January, 2013

Teen Dating Violence – Strategies for Keeping Kids Safe

Nearly one in ten teenagers have experienced violence in a romantic relationship. That’s one of the reasons why February has been designated Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month. Carrie Little, education and community relations manager at         Family & Children’s Services, shares information and strategies for keeping your kids safe.  To learn more
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Teaching Children to Appreciate Diversity

Each January, America celebrates the courageous life and significant achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – arguably the most important civil rights leader of the 20th century. In honor of Dr. King, Family & Children’s Services urges parents and caregivers to spend time teaching their children to appreciate diversity.       Family &
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Women in Recovery Program Honors Eighth Graduating Class

Family & Children’s Services and George Kaiser Family Foundation held a graduation ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Tulsa Country Court House for 15 participants who recently completed the Women in Recovery (WIR) program.   Click here to read a Tulsa World article and see photographs from the graduation ceremony.   WIR is an alternative
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Unique Partnership Locates Case Manager in Library

Family & Children’s Services and Tulsa City-County Library have joined forces to make services more accessible to Central library patrons, particularly homeless individuals. A case manager is located in the library four hours a day, five days a week, to help individuals complete benefits paperwork, secure food assistance and link into other available resources.  
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Foundation Provides $518K Grant to Support Medical Clinic Operations

George Kaiser Family Foundation recently announced grants it awarded to Tulsa-area service agencies. Family & Children’s Services received the largest grant – totaling more than a half-million dollars – which will be used, in part, to support and expand a unique partnership between the agency and Morton Comprehensive Health Services. To read a Tulsa World article
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Family & Children’s Services To Offer In-Home Treatment for Children

  Starting in February, Family & Children’s Services will offer in-home, evidence-based treatment for children who’ve suffered abuse or other traumas. The agency received a large federal grant to initiate the new service delivery model. Under the terms of the grant, Family & Children’s Services will expand and adapt three treatments – Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Parent Child
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Newtown Tragedy Has Communities Exploring Own Resources

On December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut became the site of America’s second-deadliest school shooting. Nearly three weeks after the tragedy, individuals are still struggling to understand why it happened and what role, if any, mental illness might have played. Nationwide, the incident has led to tough dinner table discussions and
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