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Archive for — April, 2013

Inspired to Assist

Bilingual family support specialist Cori Pardo has walked far more than a mile in her clients’ shoes.   In 1999, Pardo – then an 11-year-old girl – and her mother immigrated to the United States from Mexico. The transition was a difficult one for Pardo, as it is for many new residents.   “A lot
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Women’s Story of Abuse Serves as Warning to Other Parents

Leslie Burgess was a devoted mother. Her sister, Stacey Burgess, was a caring and involved aunt. Both women worked around children who’d been abused – and then the little boy they loved became a victim. As part of local Child Abuse Prevention Month activities and to help promote the upcoming March Against Child Abuse, the
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Boston Marathon Explosion: Resources for Parents

Images and stories related to the explosions at the Boston Marathon will dominate the nation’s headlines for days to come. Talking to children about tragedies – especially those in which other children have been victimized – can be difficult. Family & Children’s Services offers the following tips to help parents talk to their children about the incident:  
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Trouble at the Office: Tips for Handling Common Workplace Issues

Americans are known for placing heavy emphasis on work and career. But no matter how much you love your job, work can be real work sometimes… . Often, it’s your interactions with your colleagues that make work so challenging. In the video below, Carrie Little, education and community relations manager at Family & Children’s Services,
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Family & Children’s Services Purchases Building to House Crisis Services

Family & Children’s Services has purchased a building to house its new 23-hour crisis unit and inpatient crisis facility. The downtown facility previously housed an Oklahoma State University physicians’ clinic.   Click here to read the full story.