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Should we tell the children? How? Those are among the many questions parents are asking after the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Many white parents wonder whether to talk with their kids at all, while parents of color swallow their grief and fear to have “the talk” once again. Family & Children’s Services and other…Details
COVID-19 is the enemy, which makes Jennie’s recovery more precarious. There are hurdles that make getting counseling harder, make getting human contact harder and make getting food, clothing and shelter harder. But conquering hurdles is nothing new for Jennie. As a child, she witnesses the spiral downturn of her parents, who were drug addicts. Adverse childhood experiences essentially led Jennie to opioid addiction. Within a couple of months, she was…Details
Did you know that Tulsa is in friendly competition against Oklahoma City in this year’s U.S. Census drive? That’s how important it is for the city to obtain funds needed to support vital programs — such as housing, education, transportation, employment, health care and public policy. Mimi Tarrasch, program director of Family & Children’s Services…Details
In February, John saw his therapist at F&CS’s Harvard location. Today, he visits with her over a secure video chat. Fueled by the coronavirus (COVID-19), F&CS rapidly shifted to remote services (telephonic and teletherapy) in early March 2020. Now, F&CS therapists, case managers, nurses, physicians and psychiatrists visit with approximately 7,000 Tulsans a week from…Details