Let’s Turn the World Kind!

Random Acts of Kindness week (#RAKWeek2017), Feb 12-18, is an annual opportunity to unite through kindness. Formally recognized in 1995, this seven-day celebration demonstrates that kindness is contagious. It all starts with one act – one smile, one coffee for a stranger, one favor for a friend. It’s an opportunity for participants to leave the…

Kindness starts in childhood

The definition of kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate. We know as adults how to show kindness and compassion to others, but how do children start to learn these skills? It is our job to teach them how important it is to treat others with respect and to show kindness whenever…

COPES: Innovative community resource

Most people think about crisis services as telephone intervention, a suicide hotline, and/or mobile response, and they are right. Family & Children’s Service’s Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services (COPES and COPES for Kids) is that, but it’s also so much more. As Oklahoma’s only 24-7 free mobile crisis program serving adults and children in psychiatric…