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Archive for — family and children’s services

F&CS Participates in Community Forum on Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and  tomorrow’s free community forum, hosted by the Child Protection Coalition, will focus on prevention and offer insight into the changing landscape of child protection in Tulsa County. The two-hour seminar on Tuesday, April 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will be in the Price Turpen Courtroom at
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Tickets on Sale for F&CS Abersons & Friends Warehouse Sale Preview Party

Shopping for a good cause has never been so much fun. Today’s Tulsa World Style Scene  featured the Family & Children’s Services Abersons & Friends warehouse sale Feb. 24-26 at Family & Children’s Services, 650 S. Peoria Ave. The event benefits the agency’s life-changing programs. A preview sale will be held 4-7 p.m. Feb. 24.
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F&CS, Humble Sons bring smiles to clients and their families

TULSA, Okla. – Dozens of case workers, their clients and children were on hand Wednesday for Family & Children’s Services’ annual Holiday Assistance Program bike giveaway with local charity Humble Sons Bike Co.

Oklahoma Department of Human Services and F&CS partnership helps foster children

An innovative partnership begun last year between Family & Children’s Services and Oklahoma Department of Human Services is helping foster children with a unique set of needs that can lead to them falling through the cracks.

Caring for a Cause: Melissa Siemens Chairs Care Card 2015

Family & Children’s Services volunteer, Melissa Siemens, shares why she is serving as the Care Card 2015 chair. Read entire Tulsa Kids magazine article here.    

Gail Lapidus talks F&CS 90th anniversary with TulsaPeople magazine

CEO Gail Lapidus shares how Family & Children’s Services has strived to care for our community over the past 90 years. Read the entire TulsaPeople magazine article here.

F&CS thanks all who joined us for Day of Caring 2015

TULSA, Okla. — Family & Children’s Services thanks each of the 70 volunteers who pitched in for Day of Caring on Friday.

The day started around 8:30 a.m. with volunteers from AstraZeneca, Tulsa Community College, PennWell Corp. and LeadersLife Worksite Benefits assembling at F&CS central office, 650 S. Peoria Ave., for snacks, a send-off and assignments for the day.

Outrage misplaced in famed lion’s death, F&CS therapists say

The recent death of a lion in Africa at the hands of a Minnesota dentist brought an outpouring of grief, anger and calls for greater efforts to fight trophy hunting.

That furor over Cecil the Lion’s death in July resounded in a traditional and social media firestorm. It even prompted public statements from celebrities expressing outrage over the hunt that led to the death, eventually culminating in the dentist, Dr. Walter Palmer, temporarily closing his office in August.

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.

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.