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Archive for — March, 2013

New Developments for Crisis Services in Tulsa County

Earlier this month, Hillcrest Medical Center announced that it would not honor the terms of an agreement it made with Family & Children’s Services to open additional, inpatient psychiatric beds. The decision put in jeopardy a state contract to expand the continuum of psychiatric crisis services in Tulsa County. Click here to find out how Family
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Back to School with Women in Recovery

If you have $12 and gas costs $3.39 per gallon, how much can you put in your tank?   To buy a $9,000 used car, you take out a four-year loan with a 5% interest rate. What’s the total amount you’ll pay by the time you own the car?   Few people delight in studying
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Venting About Your Spouse

They say that misery loves company. But too much venting about your partner could be detrimental to your relationship. Carrie Little, manager of community relations and education at Family & Children’s Services, explains the dos and don’ts – and suggests a class you can take to help keep your relationship strong.    

Teen Suicides on the Rise

Northeast Oklahoma has seen a spike in teen suicides over the past 12 months. The trend has raised the concern of parents and mental health professionals alike.  Click here to learn what may be behind the uptick in teen suicides.  

Mending Offenses: A Look at the Women in Recovery Program

Oklahoma incarcerates more women per capita than any other state. It’s a practice that’s expensive, can tear apart families and fuels the cycle of intergenerational incarceration. But Family & Children’s Services, with support from the George Kaiser Family Foundation, offers an alternative to incarceration program that has proven effective in creating positive life changes for female
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National Nutrition Month: Get Cookin’ With WIR

  In celebration of National Nutrition Month, Chef John Bieloh presents this delicious, nutritious recipe:    Quinoa, Kale and Sun-dried Tomatoes A delicious accompaniment to simply grilled fish or chicken. Makes 4 servings. 1 box quinoa 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, mince (any onion works, but shallots are a bit milder) 1 cup sun-dried
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