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Tulsa County’s New Integrated Domestic Violence Court Enhances Domestic Violence Victim Safety

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Family & Children’s Services is proud to announce a brand new program dedicated to combating domestic violence in our community.  Victoria Lowe, F&CS Case Manager, explains this new program called Tulsa County Integrated Domestic Violence Court (“Tulsa County IDV Court” or “IDV Court”). Q: Why did the program begin? A:
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Suicide Prevention Month: Fact vs Fiction

The recent high profile death of Robin Williams may have thrust suicide and depression into the forefront, but the reality is that the calls for help occur each day. September is Suicide Prevention Month and to help separate suicide fact from fiction, we turned to Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services (COPES) Program Director Amanda Bradley
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Day of Caring Makes a Difference in Tulsa

Family & Children’s Services was a flurry of activity on Friday, September 5th as nearly 100 volunteers participated in the 23rd annual Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) Day of Caring. CEO Gail Lapidus welcomed enthusiastic volunteers from seven area companies by introducing them to Family & Children’s Services and explaining how the nearly 90 year
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Remembering Herb Fritz

Statement from Family & Children’s Services CEO, Gail Lapidus   “Tulsa lost one of its finest architects yesterday with the passing of Herb Fritz, Fritz Bailey Architects. His friends at Family & Children’s Services mourn his loss as longtime agency friend, supporter and architect of four Family & Children’s Services facilities, many award-winning.   He
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F&CS Strives For Excellence in Services

Recently, staff at Family & Children’s Services received this note from a client. “I have been coming to Family & Children’s since 2009. The slogan is “life-changing,” and the services really are. Everyone, not just some people, who I have met over the years has been nice and warm. I don’t know how Family &
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Kids Who Care: 7th Grader’s WIR Project

In less than a month, Olivia Butkin will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah. Mitzvah is a Hebrew word that means an act of kindness or a good deed. As her Mitzvah project, Olivia is supporting the Women in Recovery (WIR) program — a successful, cost-effective alternative to incarceration for nonviolent female offenders. WIR embraces the belief
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2 Year Old Gives Birthday HUGS

When it comes to celebrating, Kelly Estep Evans knows how to throw a bash. Her daughter, Kinley, recently celebrated her second birthday and, in lieu of gifts, the family requested donations. “We researched online and landed on Family & Children’s Services because of all the great work you do,” Kelly said. The family asked that guests
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5 Things You Can Do To Promote Back To School Readiness

Tulsa area kids will be headed back to school very soon! Family & Children’s Services encourages parents to incorporate these five things into back to school planning: Begin to get kids to bed earlier now. This will get them onto a school schedule and decrease sleep deprivation at the beginning of the school year that
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“Bug In the Ear” Therapy Provides Positive Results for Families

One of our programs deserves praise for delivering positive results for families — Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). PCIT is a short-term, specialized behavior management and relationship building program for young children ages 2 to 6 experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties. Our staff has built a solid PCIT program over the years, using it in our
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Red Bud Cup Golf Tournament Benefits Family & Children’s Services

Even though the day was stormy on Thursday July 10th, dozens of golfers turned out for the annual Red Bud Cup. The tournament was held at Cedar Ridge Golf Club in Broken Arrow and proceeds of the fundraising efforts went to support Family & Children’s Services.  Community Relations Manager Carrie Little was on hand to thank
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