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Archive for — August, 2015

F&CS expands school-based counselor program

As Tulsa-area parents take their kids back to school this week, Family & Children’s Services is expanding its much-needed school-based counselor program, adding two schools to its now 35-school operation.

The new schools, Broken Arrow’s Oliver Middle School and Tulsa’s McLain Seventh Grade Academy, respectively, join others in the Tulsa, Jenks, Broken Arrow and Union school districts this fall semester. F&CS also has counselors at 13 Head Start programs in the area.

The first day of school is over. Now what?

The first day of school is in the books for your little guy or girl.

You’ve prepared them for the day. You dropped them off. Despite much apprehension, no doubt, new friends have been made and new teachers discovered. Now, they’re home.

5 tips to help parents get kids adjusted to school

Parents across the area are headed back to school today with their children.

They’ve got enough on their minds as parents – being sure their kids have the clothes they need, that they’ve had their vaccinations, that they’ve got their school supplies and had their eyes checked, et cetera.

Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors Backpack Party a success, benefits F&CS clients

TULSA, Okla. – 350 kids received new backpacks chock full off essentials for the start of the new school year last week, thanks to the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors Backpacks for Kids event. The children attended with their parents and enjoyed face painting, pizza, free haircuts from a Tulsa salon, and the Wild Weather
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A higher calling: Tulsa charity builds bikes to donate to area children

  BROKEN ARROW – About 200 volunteers hunched over dozens of bikes last week in various stages of assembly, squinting at gears as they turned wrenches and testing tires for balance inside BattleCreek Church. Humble Sons Bike Co. assembled the volunteers, experienced bike builders culled from area bicycling clubs and other organizations, to put the
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State Farm blog features Women in Recovery

State Farm’s Good Neighbors blog recently featured a graduate of Family & Children’s Services Women in Recovery, a program that helps women accused of non-violent offenses and facing long prison terms conquer drug addiction, recover from trauma and become self sufficient.