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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 be celebrating her Bat Mitzvah. Mitzvah is a Hebrew word that mean an act of kindness or a good deed. As her Mitzvah project, Olivia is supporting the Women in Recovery (WIR) program which is a successful, cost-effective alternative to incarceration for nonviolent female offenders.  WIR embraces
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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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F&CS Employees Honored as Tulsa YWCA’s 100 Women of Moxie

Family & Children’s Services is proud to announce that our CEO Gail Lapidus and our Early Childhood Program Family Support Specialist Kasey Hughart have been honored as two of Tulsa YWCA’s 100 Women of Moxie! YWCA Tulsa says this about the list, “Since 1914, the YWCA has led the charge for inclusion and empowerment in
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Women in Recovery Receives National Recognition in The New Yorker

The June 23rd issue of The New Yorker featured an article named Get Out of Jail, Inc. The article’s author, Sarah Stillman, highlighted profound issues surrounding our country’s incarceration rate and alternatives to incarceration such as for-profit probation services. Stillman follows a woman in Alabama who struggles in a seemingly endless cycle of overdue and
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Rollercoasters – Helping Kids Cope with Family Change

Since the early 1990′s, Family & Children’s Services has worked diligently with the community to make difficult life transitions easier for families. We recognize that divorce is very common in Oklahoma and can also be incredibly traumatic for parents and kids. We were among the first in the state to offer a class specifically addressing
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Women in Recovery Staff Named American Bar Association’s Reunification Hero

This month’s American Bar Association’s New Hero Profile is Sara Cherry of Women in Recovery. The article reads: Sara Cherry is described as being “a strong advocate for parents who feel like they have no voice due to their prior criminal history.” Her clients serve as her inspiration and she works relentlessly to get the
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