National Prescription Drug Take Back Day set October 24 in Tulsa

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s  National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a one-day event intended to bring national awareness to the increasing prescription and controlled substance misuse. The service is free and anonymous, “no questions asked.”   This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Unused or expired medicines that are stored in home cabinets…

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Newsletter sparks internal conversation on diversity and inclusion

Cultural diversity and its impact on mental health has become an increasingly important issue in a globalized world where the interactions between cultures continue to grow exponentially. Aware of such importance internally, Family & Children’s Services bridges its employees together through a monthly newsletter reflecting world events, historical facts and topical information.  Culture Points is the brainchild of Noemi Agagianian, who initiated the idea while working with F&CS’ Women in Recovery (WIR) clients a few years ago.  …

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F&CS, City of Tulsa and other community partners continue homeless outreach program

The City of Tulsa, along with several community partners, will continue a program that helps contact, educate and connect homeless individuals with social services in the city. The second week of this 8-day program, “Operation Direct and Connect,” will be in effect from October 5 to October 9 and will provide more data for ongoing strategic…

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Mental Health Crisis Experts Join City of Tulsa 911 Dispatch Team to Immediately Connect Callers in Psychiatric Crisis to Specialized Help

Launched September 3, the City of Tulsa 911 Mental Health Collaborative is a new initiative that quickly connects non-emergent mental health-related 911 calls to a new member of the 911 dispatch center team – a mental health crisis expert. 911 callers in psychiatric distress can be complex and draining on first responder resources. Diverting these…

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