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F&CS Partners with LIBR for Important Brain Research

The Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) has partnered with Family & Children’s Services to understand how the brain functions in adults with neuropsychiatric disorders to improve mental health. Research studies aim to discover the biological basis for psychiatric disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. MRIs will make
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Journalism Center for Children & Families Spotlights WIR

Women in Recovery (WIR) opened it’s doors to journalist Molly Ginty this summer. She spent days observing WIR participants and the social workers who are dedicated to changing the lives of women in the program. WIR Executive Senior Director Mimi Tarrasch reflects, ” This accounting effectively captures the commitment and strong clinical skills of our
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TAUW Raises $26.6 Million, Exceeds Campaign Goal

Thursday was an evening of celebrating as the  Tulsa Area United Way unveiled the largest funding campaign result in its 90-year history. The Tulsa World reports that the agency raised $26,602,884, exceeding its goal of $26,200,00, the biggest goal in its history. Family & Children’s Services CEO Gail Lapidus was on hand as the record-breaking
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Dentists Donate Time, Services to Women in Recovery

Since 2003, Eastern Oklahoma Donated Dental Services (EODDS) has provided free dental services, preventative dental education and oral health supplies to older Oklahomans and people with disabilities or low income. One of the programs EODDS partners with is the Family & Children’s Services Women in Recovery (WIR) program which is an alternative to incarceration program
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Family & Children’s Services Welcomes Students From Israel

Family & Children’s Services along with OU-Tulsa welcomed students from Israel this week during a lunch at Women In Recovery.   Staff from F&CS and OU-Tulsa hosted students and faculty from the Haruv Institute, Hebrew University, Israel’s leading authority on child abuse and neglect.  Students participated in a four- day exchange study program discussing topics and services related to
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Help Support F&CS – CareCard 2014

Family & Children’s Services kicked off the CareCard 2014 season with a merchant event on October 16th. Many of the 200 merchants offering discounts via CareCard were on hand to celebrate the 16th year of the fundraiser. CEO Gail Lapidus was proud to announce that CareCard has raised one million dollars for the agency over
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F&CS CrisisCare Center Turns One!

The F&CS CrisisCare Center has been open for one year! Read about the life-changing services offered at the CrisisCare Center in the Tulsa World by clicking HERE. The Family & Children’s Services CrisisCare Center provides critically-needed psychiatric beds and new, innovative crisis respite services 24 hours a day. Services include: Screening, Triage and Assessment unit
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Fall Harvest & Festival to Benefit F&CS

Justin Thompson Restaurants & the McNellie’s group are joining forces to bring our communities, farmers and families together by hosting a fun filled event for all, in celebration of the arrival of Fall on Sunday, October 12. The Fall Harvest Festival and Feast is an all day event located in downtown Tulsa at the corner of 3rd & Elgin, right
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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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