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Archive for — June, 2013

Rollercoasters: Teaching Kids to Cope with Divorce

For years, 11-year-old Kalá felt unwanted by her father and different from other kids. Kala’s parents separated when she was just 2 years old and, except for the rare visit or phone call, Kalá’s father has all but dropped out of her life. So when Kalá’s mother, RaQuisha, learned about Rollercoasters – a new, best-practice program
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Reading in Recovery

A new initiative is turning Women in Recovery (WIR) participants into bookworms – and helping them in their healing. Earlier this year, WIR received funding from the Oklahoma Humanities Council to establish a reading enrichment program. Visiting scholars, primarily college professors and librarians, assign a book which women have one month to complete. The scholars
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Stay-at-Home Dads Offer Many Benefits

There are more stay-at-home fathers now than there ever have been in America. And that’s a good thing! Just in time for Father’s Day, we explore the ways that children benefit from having active, involved fathers in their lives.    

Moore Tornado: F&CS Responds

Family & Children’s Services answered the call to help survivors of the May 20, 2013 tornado – and smaller twisters that hit central Oklahoma earlier in the month – pick up the pieces of their lives. More than a dozen of the agency’s therapists and case managers responded to a call for help issued by
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