When Family & Children’s Services makes the news, we share it with you.

July 2020
KTUL News Channel 8: City of Tulsa receives national recognition for data-driven decision making

June 2020
TulsaPeople Magazine: Moving on up: Tia Pope, Lindsey House graduate and office manager, and Tiffany Egdorf, president and CEO

KOTV News on 6: Coping With Loss & Grief During The Pandemic

KOTV News on 6: Family & Children’s Services, Reading Partners Suggest Reading With Kids To Start Conversations About Race

OSU Center for Health Sciences: Book Club Gives Voice to Women in Recovery

Tulsa World: Three years later, what has law enforcement changed since Joshua Barre was fatally shot?

KJRH Channel 2: Tulsa Police Department Policing Reform: CRT Program

KJRH Channel 2: Community Response Team in Tulsa helps respond to mental-health related calls

May 2020
Wiley Online Library: COVID‐19 outbreak represents a new way of mental health service delivery
KOTV News on 6: Dr. Stevan Lahr On Staying Joyful & Positive During Pandemic
Discovery Lab: Inside/Outside: Mothers and Children Recover Together
KJRH: 2 Cares for the Community: Spreading awareness of child abuse amid pandemic
KJRH: Family and Children’s Services provides helpful tips and resources to combat child abuse
Tulsa Lifestyle: Men’s Issue: Tom Taylor
Tulsa World: People & Places: Rib Crib donates to five local charities

April 2020
The Tulsa World: How to get help and other resources

KOTV News on 6: Oklahoma Mental Health Experts Offer Help For Coronavirus-Related Anxiety

Big Country 99.5: Oklahoma Mental Health Experts Offer Help For Coronavirus-Related Anxiety

106.9 K-HITS: Oklahoma Mental Health Experts Offer Help For Coronavirus-Related Anxiety

98.5 Kvoo: Oklahoma Mental Health Experts Offer Help For Coronavirus-Related Anxiety

92.9 The Drive: Oklahoma Mental Health Experts Offer Help For Coronavirus-Related Anxiety

Talk Radio 1170: Oklahoma Mental Health Experts Offer Help For Coronavirus-Related Anxiety

Tulsa World: Family & Children’s Services offering free app to address mental health

KJRH 2 Works for You: WAYS 2 HELP: Free app for emotional and mental wellbeing during pandemic

Tulsa World: Ginnie Graham: A mother’s cry for better mental health services

KTUL Channel 8: Mental health expert offers ways to stay healthy amid COVID-19

KOTV News on 6: Wellness Wednesday: Taking Care Of Mental Health

Tulsa World: Ginnie Graham: New nonprofit gives foster, adoptive and reuniting parents respite care

Tulsa Kids Magazine: Coping with Coronavirus

Tulsa Regional Chamber (YouTube Channel): Business Support Series Ep 12 – Healthy Minds, Healthy Families (April 23, 2020)

KTUL Channel 8: Local groups rely on strangers to help prevent child abuse during COVID-19

KOTV News on 6: Tulsa Police Prepare For Child Abuse Case Spike As Safer-At-Home Orders End

Tulsa World: Pandemic is ‘Catch-22’ for many Tulsa-area children: Protection from virus could mean exposure to abuse

March 2020
The Tulsa World: People & Places

KOTV News on 6: Dr. Stevan Lahr On The Challenges Of Schizophrenia

Tulsa World: Mental health professionals say they’ll fight Stitt’s reorganization plans

News Gazette: Nanette Donohue | Books look at effects of hard work — positive and negative

The Oklahoman: Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Advice from professionals on coping with the pandemic

Tulsa World: Social service agencies respond to COVID-19 pandemic

KJRH 2 Works for You Tulsa: Ways 2 Help: Family and Children Services Offers Telehealth Options Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Public Radio Tulsa: Family & Children’s Services Offers Help During a Stressful Time for Families

February 2020
eMissourian.com: Review: “Tightrope”

TulsaKids Magazine: Family and Children’s Services 2019-20 Youth Art Contest Winners

Tulsa World: Letter to the Editor: Thank you, George Kaiser

Tulsa World: Chamber luncheon features Oklahoma labor commissioner

Tulsa World: Letter to the Editor: Blessed to have service agency helping women in recovery

TulsaPeople: Q&A: Sheryl WuDunn on Tulsa and her book ‘Tightrope’

Tulsa World: Let’s go: Your guide to upcoming events in the Tulsa area

KOTV News on 6: Watch: Family & Children’s Services Re-launches Art Contest

Mental Health Association Oklahoma: Kris Steele: Champion for Criminal Justice Reform

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Awards More Than $500,000 to Organizations Across the State

NPR Commonwealth Club of California (YouTube): An Evening with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

January 2020
KJRH 2 Works for You: 2 Cares for the Community: Warming Hearts and Hands Drive

KOTV News on 6: How To Understand And Monitor Mental Health

KTUL Channel 8: Peace, Love & Cookies created to help women in recovery

TulsaPeople Magazine: 2020 Charitable Events Registry

American Jail Association: Embracing and Improving Gender-Responsive Jail Practices

New York Times: Who Killed the Knapp Family?

Maria Forleo: Ready to Change the World? Start Here: An interview with Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

WBUR’s On Point: Hope And Crisis On The ‘Tightrope’ Of Working-Class America

Tulsa World: Panel of 10 residents named to help interview police chief candidates

KJRH 2 Works for You: Tulsa high school student seeks help for peers dealing with mental health issues

December 2019
Tulsa World: Special Report on criminal justice: A Tulsa World investigation into the struggle people face in trying to pay exorbitant court fines and fees

Tulsa World: Day 3: Reform advocates want Oklahoma to halt driver’s license suspension as an incentive to pay tickets, court debt

Tulsa World: What the Ale: Tulsa breweries to team up for kid’s Christmas crawl, fundraiser

KJRH 2 Works of You: 2 Cares for the Community Warming Hearts and Hands 2019 and 2 Cares for the Community Warming Hearts and Hands 2019 YouTube video

The New York Times: A New Drug Scourge: Deaths Involving Meth Are Rising Fast

KFOR Oklahoma’s News 4: ‘Yes on 805’ collecting signatures for criminal justice reform measure

KOTV News on 6: Oklahoma Group Seeks Prison Sentence Reform With State Question 805

The Oklahoman: Wishes for a new year

November 2019
KOTV News on 6: Psychiatrist Explains The Risks Of ‘The Winter Blues’

KJRH 2 Works for You: Local programs help prevent recidivism through planning and therapy

Tulsa World: Want to volunteer this holiday season? These places need your help.

Tulsa World: Letter to the Editor: Support ballot initiative to end sentence enhancements

Tulsa World: Charity wish lists: Give to these Tulsa-area nonprofits to make a difference this holiday season

KTUL Channel 8: Tulsa Zoo holds Dollar Day, toy drive Wednesday

FOX23 News: Tulsa Zoo’s Dollar Day and Toy Drive return Wednesday

KOTV News on 6: Tulsa Zoo Holds $1 Day, Toy Drive For Family & Children’s Services

TulsaPeople Magazine: Holiday Hints from Tulsa Nonprofits

October 2019

KOTV News on 6: Expert Answers Common Questions About Mental Illness

TulsaPeople: How to save money and give back with a $60 Care Card

Muskogee Phoenix: Inmates receive resources at transition fair

FOX23 News: Group of Tulsa women graduate from Tulsa recovery program

KMRG News 102.3 FM/740 AM: Group of Tulsa women graduate from Tulsa recovery program

Tulsa World: With Women in Recovery as catalyst, Tulsa County sends 54% fewer females to prison than 10 years ago

Tulsa World: A lot more kids are calling Tulsa crisis hotlines. COPES explains 72% increase: ‘It’s not a bad thing’

September 2019

KJRH: Drug Court gives local man a second chance at life

Tulsa World: Iron Gate’s new facility, location better suited to serve transient community in multiple ways

KOTV News on 6: Tulsa Ranks 15th Highest In Suicides Among All U.S. Cities

August 2019

KOTV News on 6: Jewish Federation Of Tulsa’s Community Garden Used To Raise Food & Awareness (WIR)

KTUL Tulsa’s Channel 8: Easing Back-To-School Jitters

98.5 KVOO: Tulsa Association of Realtors Hand Out Back-To-School Supplies For Students In Need




July 2019

NewsOK.com (The Oklahoman): Mental health agency serving more Oklahomans, seeing better recovery outcomes

Tulsa World: Day 8: Breaking the cycle: What the leading voices for change say Oklahoma needs to reduce chronic childhood traumas

Tulsa World: Day 3: ACES: Breaking the cycle ‘All I ever knew.’ Drugs. Alcohol. Jail. Oklahoma’s children repeat the patterns of their parents

Tulsa World: Ginnie Graham: Oklahoma can be a top 10 state if it reduces children experiencing trauma

KJRH Channel 2 Work for You: Tulsa resident turns life around with help from Women in Recovery

OKC Velocity: There’s still work to do on state-level criminal justice reform

TulsaKids Magazine: Family & Children’s Services Re-launches Art Contest

June 2019


KOTV News on 6: Family & Children’s Services Leading Fight On Tulsa Homelessness

KVOO-FM: Family & Children’s Services Leading Fight On Tulsa Homelessness

May 2019

Safety and Justice Challenge Blog: Mobile App Launches to Reduce Failure to Appear and Connect Individuals with Social Services

NewsOK.com (The Oklahoman): Inasmuch Foundation announces $5.76 million in grants

Tulsa World: Chocolate Chip Cookie Day? Yes, please. These are Tulsa’s best cookies.

TulsaPeople: A-LIST 2019: Fun For All: Winners in 18 entertainment categories as voted by the people of Tulsa.



 April 2019

Tulsa Public Radio: Tulsa County Public Defender Now Using Text Reminders for Court — And More

Cision PR Web: Uptrust Launches with Tulsa County to Reduce Failure To Appears (FTAs)

Tulsa World: William Kellough: Diversion from prison offers opportunity on many levels

Journal Record: App promises to get people to court on time

KOTV – News on 6: New App Helps Cut Down On Missed Court Dates In Tulsa County

Journal Record: Programs seek to help justice-involved individuals gain employment

City of Tulsa: Community Response Team Reaches 1-Year Milestone

KOTV News on 6: Tulsa’s Crisis Response Team Renewed For A 2nd Year

Tulsa World: Ginnie Graham: If Oklahomans are serious about criminal justice reform, then more volunteers are needed

Tulsa World: Newsmakers to honor Teresa Knox, Mimi Tarrasch, Marina Metevelis


March 2019

Tulsa World file

Tulsa World: Outlook 2019: Mindfulness training at schools aims to help students cope

Tulsa World: People & Places Brainiac Ball

Tulsa Public Radio: Tulsa Police Say Mental Illness, Addiction, Homelessness Initiatives Are Succeeding

U.S. News & World Report Oklahoma Relies on Philanthropy for Basic Services






February 2019

Tulsa World file

KWTV News 9 (Oklahoma City) Gov. Stitt on Criminal Justice Reform During State of the State

Tulsa World Local community leaders share stories of success at Tulsa Good News Summit

YouTube (Leadership Tulsa) Good News Summit 2019 – Family & Children’s Services

Tulsa World Community Response Team developing way to identify, help 911 ‘super utilizers’ with non-emergency situations





January 2019

Christian Science Monitor How Tulsa’s bold experiment is bringing families closer to stability
KTUL Channel 8 Family & Children’s Services: Brainiac Ball
KJRH Channel 2 Tulsa’s community response team is saving lives
TulsaPeople Why is adolescent suicide on the rise in Oklahoma?




December 2018

Tulsa World Give to these Tulsa-area nonprofits to make a difference this holiday season

St. John Health Systems (Catholic Health Association) Tulsa’s Women in Recovery Provides Alternative to Prison 

Tulsa World I’m Really Out: Woman’s 42-year Sentence Commuted for Drug Crimes that Would Be Misdemeanors Under Today’s Law

Tulsa World ‘I Should Be Dead, Like Several Times Over’ How a Local Woman Turned Her Life Around

Tulsa World ‘I Have the Highest Hope for Them’: Social Service Agencies Work to Ensure Women with Commuted Sentences Succeed

Open Minds Virtual Health as Strategy – Starting with Telehealth

KOTV – News On 6 Suicide Prevention Program in Collinsville Helping Students

Studio Tulsa on 89.5-1 FM ST Monday: A Conversation with Deborah Hunter, the Tulsa-based Social Worker and Poet

November 2018

Tulsa World Want to volunteer this holiday season? Here are some ways you can help the community

KOTV – News on 6 Women in Recovery Program Wants to Raise Awareness of Meth Addiction

Tulsa World Natalie Cash, morning show co-host, to hold Bikes for Kids fundraiser in Owasso

Tulsa World Board recommends clemency for 22 drug possession offenders



October 2018

Tulsa World Twist on innovative smartphone app aims to help poor Tulsa County defendants make court dates

KOTV – News on 6 Community Response Team Helps Suicidal Woman

Tulsa World Women in Recovery celebrates 25th graduating class to help break cycle of addiction for families

Tulsa World Tulsa police credit Community Response Team for successful rescue of suicidal woman on Peoria overpass

Public Radio Tulsa New Program To Cut Down on Re-Incarceration

Journal of Emergency Medical Services Tulsa’s Multiagency Crisis Response Team Stops Woman from Taking Her Own Life

September 2018

Human Rights Watch US: Devastating Impact of Jailing Mothers

CNN While America wages war on opioids, meth makes its comeback

KOTV – News on 6 Suicide Prevention

Good Day Tulsa: Channel 8 Successful Parenting

Tulsa World Tulsa World editorial: Support the Tulsa Area United Way

Tulsa World After half-century of ‘rapidly’ rising Tulsa County incarceration rate, early indicators show turning tide

Tulsa World Ask Amy: Grandmother feels trapped in her own home

August 2018

 Tulsa World 49 Oklahoma inmates imprisoned for drug crimes asking for commutations

The Frontier ‘People seem sicker now’: The number of Oklahomans seeking psychiatric crisis care has surged







July 2018

State Impact/NPR, Tulsa nonprofit teaches parenting skills to help mothers and children beat addiction and avoid prison

The Christian Science Monitor For three families, Tulsa experiment offers chance to grasp American dream

Tulsa World ‘We know it can get messy’: Women in Recovery helps participants overcome addiction, avoid prison

KOTV – News on 6 Tulsa Realtors Give Backpacks Filled With Clothes, Shoes To Kids In Need

June 2018

KGOU Oklahoma Suicide Prevention Lines Receive More Calls Following Spade, Bourdain Deaths

Tulsa World Tulsa World editorial: Tulsa leaders have recognized grim suicide rate trends

The Tulsa Voice Applying the science of social media and data to addiction in Oklahoma

KOTV – News on 6 Downtown Artwork Inspires Women in Recovery





May 2018

Good Day Tulsa on Channel 8, WP11

Tulsa World, Tulsa veteran creates a mural to discuss suicide, an issue ‘too big to ignore’

Tulsa World, Jack Graves Sporting Clays Complex hosts inaugural Boy Scouts event

Public Radio Tulsa “From Introspection to Action: The High-Level Pro’s 28-Day Journey to Improving Mental Health”

NewsOK Grants awarded to 47 organizations serving Oklahoma communities

Tulsa World How a specialized app is helping keep women out of prison

KOTV – News on 6 Women in Recovery Program Reunited Mother With Her Children

April 2018

Tulsa World People & Places: Town Hall presents After Dark lecture with Piper Kerman

KOTV – News on 6 ‘Orange is the New Black’ Author Speaks in Tulsa

Channel 8 Piper Kerman at Tulsa Town Hall 

PRI’s The World In one Oklahoma county, the number of women in prison is falling. This treatment program might be why.

Tulsa World People & Places: White Party takes to the streets, roofs of downtown Tulsa

The Lawton Constitution Bills Would Bring 14% Prison Growth

Cision PRweb CHESS Health and Women In Recovery to Present at the National Council for Behavioral Health’s NatCon18 Conference

KOTV – News on 6 Breaking NewsWoman Injured In Tulsa Duplex Fire Watch Live Now6 In The Morning App Helps Tulsa Women Recover From Substance Abuse

Channel 8 Women in Recovery program trying new app to prevent relapse

KOTV – News on 6 Tulsa Program Battles Homelessness, Changes Lives

March 2018

Good Day Tulsa Forever. For Real.

Channel 8 Women Of The Year – Pinnacle Awards

News on 9 Group Concerned About Newly Released Criminal Justice Reform Plan

Oklahoma’s News 4 Advocacy group pushes for criminal justice reform bills

KOTV – News on 6 Oklahoma Gambling Bill Raises Addiction Concerns

KOTV – News on 6 Tulsa Women Celebrate a New Beginning With Help from WIR

Tulsa World How bad is mental health in Tulsa? Study portrays ‘alarming’ statistics but offers hope

Channel 8 Tulsa Town Hall After Dark

February 2018

Channel 8 Brainiac Ball

Channel 8 A new answer for people with mental health problems (CRT)

Tulsa World  Grant to help Tulsa’s Community Response Team expand beyond pilot program

The Christian Science Monitor A billionaire wages war on poverty in Oklahoma

The Tulsa Voice The Tulsa triangle: mental health, homelessness, and the opioid crisis form a dangerous trio

GTR Newspapers Community Response Team Addresses Mental Illness

OETA Failure to pass a revenue-raising measure is likely to mean more cuts to state services.

Tulsa People Zero Heroes: 5 Tulsans work to end homelessness

January 2018

Tulsa World Out with the old, in with the new: Places to donate clothing, food, building supplies

Tulsa World People to Watch: Tina Parkhill has a passion for business, helping others

Tulsa Business & Legal News Eleven chosen for United Way’s Emerging Leaders Philanthropy Forum

GTR Newspapers ‘Resilience’ Documentary Showing at OSU Center for Health Sciences Jan. 11

Public Radio Tulsa Tulsa Mental Health Response Team Gets 2018 Funding

KOTV – News on 6 Peace, Love & Cookies Gives Hope To Women In Recovery

GTR Newspapers George Kaiser Family Foundation Gives to Nonprofits

December 2017

Channel 2 Warming Hearts & Hands blanket and glove drive benefits Family & Children’s Services

Frontier Group presents findings, recommendations in report on reducing jail incarceration in Tulsa County

KWGS County officials get recommendations to curtail growing Tulsa jail population

Tulsa World New study presents recommendations to reverse ‘massive’ growth at Tulsa Jail

Tulsa World Tulsa Bar Program Makes Donations to FCS




November 2017

Tulsa World Janet Dunlop: Neither the school system nor the Legislature should be allowed to fail

The Christian Science Monitor A billionaire wages war on poverty in Oklahoma.










October 2017

News on 6 New Tulsa Thrift Shop Sells Goods For A Good Cause

Oklahoma News, OETA Mental Health Cuts

KTUL Good Day Tulsa Care Care benefiting Family & Children’s Services.

KOTV – News on 6 Critical Tulsa Mental Health Resource Could Be Cut

Tulsa World Style scene: Shopping discounts start Friday with the Family & Children Services Care Card

Channel 2- Family and Children Services bracing for $15 million state funding cut

The Frontier ‘Unprecedented’: Mental health advocates, state leaders prepare for the worst as mental health cuts loom

Tulsa Business & Legal News Family & Children’s Services opens retail store.

Washington Post A billionaire’s quirky quest to create a mecca for Bob Dylan fans. In Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tulsa World Family & Children’s Services received more than $77,000 from Tulsa Home Builders Association foundation

September 2017

Reveal OK Grapples with High Female Incarceration Rate

The Atlantic Defining Justice in Oklahoma City was developed in collaboration with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting.

OUSWK Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the University of Oklahoma Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work.




August 2017

ONR The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is now facing a 75-million dollar budget hole.

News 9 Tulsa’s Community Response Team took to the streets today.

Tulsa World TPD’s Community Response Team a ‘one-stop shop’ to help mentally ill in field to avoid hospital, jail stays.

The Frontier  Tulsa agencies aim to reduce mental-health related 911 calls, connect people to better resources.

Tulsa World Arts Scene: Holland Hall hosts benefit arts show

Tulsa Lifestyle The White Party raises over $290,000 for Family & Children’s Services.


July 2017

KOTV News on 6 Some Tulsa-area students will be better prepared for the start of the new school year thanks to local realtors.






June 2017

Channel 8 Tulsa community police plans move forward

Channel 2 New online screening tool could help identify mental illness





April 2017

NewsOK Oklahoma creates first Pay for Success program for female offenders

The Journal Record Pay for Success program formed

Bartlesville Radio Fallin Announces Pay For Success Contract

Sequoyah Country Times Public-private partnership aims to lower Oklahoma’s female incarceration rate

Tulsa World Fallin announced a partnership between the state and Tulsa-based Family & Children’s Services

Lake Expo Public-private partnership aims to lower Oklahoma’s female incarceration rate

Non Doc State contract to grow ‘life-changing’ Women in Recovery program

The Norman Transcript Oklahoma approves first-ever Pay for Success contract addressing female incarceration

March 2017

KOTV – News on 6 Tulsa’s Homeless Agencies Join Forces To Help Veterans

GTR Newspapers Senior Star Receives Accreditation, Supports ASHA Website






February 2017

Tulsa World Social Worker Within Library System Helps Those Struggling with Homelessness








December 2016

New York Times Your Win-a-Trip Criticisms, Addressed

Tulsa World GKFF announces $4.7 million in grants to area agencies

Channel 2 News George Kaiser Family Foundation awards $4.7 million in grants to social service groups in Tulsa area

KOTV – News on 6 George Kaiser Family Foundations Announces Grants to Tulsa Charities

New York Times The Man Turning Tulsa Into Beta City, U.S.A.

Tulsa World New system gives public defenders jump-start on defense for clients in Tulsa jail (FCS Women’s Justice League)

Tulsa Business and Legal News Bar group donates to FCS

Tulsa World 21 ways you can make a difference this holiday season

Tulsa World Bar foundation committee adopts 10 families for Christmas

KOTV – News on 6 Santa Claus Pays Special Visit to Tulsa Hills for Good Cause

Tulsa People Labor of Love, Seasoned shopper quietly clothes Tulsa’s neediest for two decades (page 86)

Tulsa’s Channel 8 Tulsa County Helicopters discuss Holiday Assistance Program 

New York Times For Women, a Cheaper, Better Alternative to Prison

New York Times Mothers in Prison, by Nicholas Kristof

Las Vegas Sun Programs that offer alternative to incarceration would benefit mothers in prison and society

Tulsa World Bar foundation seeking clothing donations

November 2016

Tulsa World Tulsa Jail program helps moms be better parents while incarcerated, after release

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution What to do about mothers in prison

Tulsa World Kid programs benefit from foundation support

Tulsa People Family & Children’s Services, Legacy Business Since 1925 (page 52)

Tulsa People Life Preservers (page 133)

Tulsa People Evening of Giving (page 131)

Tulsa World Kid programs benefit from foundation support


October 2016

Tulsa’s Channel 8 Charity Spotlight: Care Card and Marge Betley

Tulsa’s Channel 8 Good Day Tulsa with Tracey McCalman

Tulsa’s Channel 8 Good Day Tulsa with Tracey McCalman and Daniel Brunson

Tulsa’s Channel 8 Care Card on location at On A Whim

Tulsa’s Channel 8 Merchants offer discount to help local non-profit

The Tulsa World Tulsans experience benefits of mentoring

The New York Times 3 TVs and No Food: Growing Up Poor in America

The Daily Signal Oklahoma Incarcerates More Women Than Any State. What It’s Doing to Stop Moms From Going to Prison.

Tulsa People Charitable Events: October 2016

Safety+Justice Challenge (featuring COPES) Women are being Jailed at the Highest Rates Ever. Here’s How Cities Can Help Stem the Tide.

September 2016

Tulsa World Oklahoma Watch: Tulsa County bucks trend as more women sent to state prisons

Oklahoma Watch More Women Head to State Prisons






May 2016

Tulsa World Cookie Crawl Will Feature 10 Tulsa Eateries to Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day

Tulsa World People & Places: Family & Children’s Services

Tulsa World Inasmuch Foundation Announces $190,000 to Tulsa-Area Agencies

Tulsa World Art Helps Women Get Lives Back After Addiction

Channel 8 Charity Spotlight: Family & Children’s Services

Channel 8 The White Party


April 2016

Tulsa World Researcher finds trends in Tulsa cases of child abuse and neglect

Channel 8 Mobile Response & Stabilization Services for Foster Families

Channel 8 Mental Health Advocates Rally  Against Budget Cuts

Channel 8 Child Abuse Forum Tackles Tough Topic Head On

Tulsa Business Journal Child abuse, cause, prevention seminar set



March 2016

Tulsa World Community Champions: Lindsey House offers women a second chance

Channel 8 Spike in Child Abuse Deaths in Tulsa

Tulsa World OSU Center for Health Sciences to begin psychiatric residency program

Tulsa World Oklahomans for Criminal Justice announces ballot initiative

Tulsa World Pain and suffering: A problem-solving court goes to work




February 2016

Tulsa World Sale to Benefit Family & Children’s Services

Tulsa World New jewelry designs for Valentine’s Day, sale to benefit Family & Children’s Services, new lipstick

Channel 8 Abersons & Friends Warehouse Sale






January 2016

Tulsa World front page story- Gambling Addiction

Women in Recovery Receives National Award– Tulsa World

Fox 23 interviewed gambling therapist Jeremy Jenkins recently for a story on gambling addiction and the Powerball lottery. See the video here.

Women’s Defense Team is generating some much-needed change. Check out this Tulsa World story on our public defenders office using some ideas inspired by our team.




December 2015

The Tulsa World mentioned Patrick Henry Elementary School students here in a contest to donate toys to Family & Children’s Services.

KOTV covered Tulsa County Helicopter’s toy drive benefiting Family & Children’s Services. See the story here.

Local media reported Family & Children’s Services was one of 66 nonprofits receiving grants from the George Kaiser Family Foundation just before Christmas. Read the Tulsa World’s coverage here.

F&CS received a lot of coverage this week with the announcement of the Tulsa Area United Way’s social innovation grants. Here’s the Tulsa World’s story. The grants were also covered by local broadcast media and KWGS.

More helicopter toy drive coverage from the Tulsa World

KTUL did story on programs for abused children in Tulsa and interviewed our esteemed Child Abuse and Trauma Services director Christine Marsh. Here’s the story.

November 2015

Care Card netted a metric ton of coverage this month. Here’s a story that appeared in November’s Tulsa People edition.

The November issue of the Tulsa Voice covered how Care Card saves people money and lets them support a great cause.




October 2015

Family & Children’s Service’s article in TulsaPeople magazine for our 90th anniversary.

The Tulsa World’s Rita Sherrow wrote up our Care Card fundraiser here.

Channel 8 Care Card live interview

Care Card got the front page of the Tulsa World’s Scene section today! See the story here.

Family & Children’s Services volunteer, Melissa Siemens, shares why she is serving as the Care Card 2015 chair in the October issue of Tulsa Kids magazine.

September  2015

Grants for Women Tulsa Woman Business Owner Finds “Sweet” Success By Combining Her Business Goals with Helping Others

Women in Recovery’s winning the state’s Champions of Health award made today’s Tulsa World. Click here to read.

Tulsa World TV Peace, Love & Cookies

Please join us in welcoming these new leaders to our board of directors detailed in the Tulsa World here.

F&CS continues to get ink on its Champions of Health award for Women in Recovery. This piece appeared over the weekend in the Tulsa World.

Women in Recovery’s partnership with Peace, Love & Cookies made the Tulsa World Sept. 8. Reporter Samantha Vicent spent some time with Heather Matheson, F&CS WIR Executive Senior Program Director Mimi Tarrasch, and WIR participants Kim Baker and Amber Fechner.

Tulsa World photographer Mike Simons has a regular column in which he chronicles observations during a series of walks along Peoria Avenue. This one featured Women in Recovery graduate LaToya Neal.

In this recent editorial, the Tulsa World’s opinion page here calls for the creation of more PACT teams in the Tulsa area, of which we operate two … We agree!

August 2015

The Tulsa World’s  Ginnie Graham featured Tulsa’s three PACT, or Program of Assertive Community Treatment, teams in her weekly column. Our two at F&CS serve about 100 clients each, many of whom suffer from serious mental illnesses and live in poverty






July 2015

Oklahoma Watch Jails: Revolving Doors for the Mentally Ill

Tulsa World: CEOs lead way in helping former inmates find work






June 2015

Tulsa World People & Places: Family & Children’s Services Brainiac Ball results

Channel 8 Warning Signs of Child Abuse

Tulsa World People & Places: Family & Children’s Services White Party






May 2015

TulsaPeople Magazine Sad State of Affairs

TulsaPeople A New Start

Tulsa People Smell of Success

Channel 8 Brainiac Ball

Tulsa World People & Places: Brainiac Ball benefits Family & Children’s Services

Channel 6 Brainiac Ball Quiz

Oklahoma Watch to Hold Forum in Tulsa on Mental Health for Women

The Oklahoma Eagle

Tulsa Kids Magazine Meet Family & Children’s Services CEO Gail Lapidus

April 2015

KTUL Channel 8 The White Party

KJRH Channel 2 The White Party

Clear Channel Radio Network The White Party Benefits Family & Children’s Services

KTUL Channel 8 The Dark World of Mental Illness

Tulsa World Buzz at the Bar: Meet Six Tulsa Bartenders to Watch

Tulsa World Tulsa’s Women in Recovery Program Settles Into New Home

Tulsa World Editorial A New Home for Women in Recovery

The Journal Record More Room on the Pathway: Expanded Office Allows Women in Recovery to Increase Services

Channel 6 Child Abuse Prevention Month

TulsaPeople Magazine

Oklahoma Magazine

March 2015

Tulsa People Amanda Spicer

KTUL Channel 8 Abersons & Friends Sale

Tulsa World People & Places: Family & Children’s Services hosts Abersons & Friends Sale

Tulsa World One Year Later Hawthorne Elementary Still Struggling with Teacher Retention

Huffington Post Another Example Why Teaching Must Become a Team Effort

Tulsa World Family & Children’s Services CEO Gail Lapidus among alumni honored by OU

Tulsa Kids Middle School Dating- What’s a Parent to do?

February 2015

Tulsa World Ruth Nelson Honored by Tulsa Area United Way








January 2015

Tulsa World George Kaiser Family Foundation Announces $6.3 Million in Grants to Area Agencies

News on 6 Foundation Announces More Than $6.3million in Grants to Tulsa Social Service Agencies





December 2014

Tulsa World Hundreds of Tulsa’s Mentally Ill Transported Each Month

News on 6 Bikes for Tykes

News on 6 Habitat for Humanity Home for WIR Graduate

Tulsa World Complete series of articles and related videos on mental illness and homeless

KTUL Channel 8 Adopt a Family




November 2014

Journalism Center for Children and Families 12 Steps to Wholeness

Tulsa People A Pearly White Outcome










October 2014

News On 6 Care Card Kickoff

Tulsa World Care Card Helps Families in Need, Saves Shoppers Money

The List Care Card in Time for Holiday Shopping

Tulsa World People & Places: Family & Children’s Services Care Card Programs Helps Area People in Need

KTUL, Channel 8 Good Day Tulsa 21st Visual Arts Contest

Tulsa World, Crisis Care Center Provides Rapid Assessments for Mental Health Patients

September 2014

KRMG COPES Taking New Approach to Suicide Prevention

Fox23 Tulsa Live Care Card, Lexus of Tulsa Pop In Event

KTUL Channel 8 Debate Heats Up Over Physical Discipline for Children

Fox23 Tulsa Live Gratitude in Relationships, Forever. For Real – Next Level

Tulsa World Help For Billy

Fox23 Tulsa Live Giving Kids Confidence


August 2014

Tulsa World Suicide Hotline Information

Fox23 Tulsa Live Getting Kids Involved In Extracurricular Activities

KTUL Channel 8 Care Card Pop In Event

Fox23 Tulsa Live Helicopter Parenting

Tulsa World Help Available for Parents, Teens When Conflicts Escalate 

Fox23 Tulsa Live Talking With Teens About Peer Pressure

Fox23 Tulsa Live Back to School





July 2014

Tulsa Kids Care Card Presale

KJRH, Channel 2 News Third Grade Retention

Fox23 Tulsa Live Dealing with Difficult People

Fox23 Tulsa Live Raising Caring and Successful Kids

Fox23 Tulsa Live Rollercoasters: Class for Helping Kids Cope With Divorce

Tulsa World Tulsa Test





June 2014

The New Yorker Get Out of Jail, Inc. (The story highlights Women in Recovery.)

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Tips on Bribing Kids

Tulsa World WIR 12th Graduation

Tulsa World Expanded Grant Allows for Full-Time Case-Worker in Tulsa Libraries

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Advice for Stepfamilies

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Maintain Father Relationship When Kids Don’t Live With You

Tulsa World Mental Health Professionals to Study New Suicide Prevention Model

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Infidelity and Helping Children Cope With Divorce

May 2014

Fox23 Great Day Green Country The Importance of Fathers

Tulsa World People & Places: Brainiac Ball

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Helping the Homeless in Tulsa

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Preventing Bullying Over Summer Break

KTUL Channel 8 News Income Level Linked to Academic Performance

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Keeping Cool with Kids

April 2014

Oklahoma Magazine May 2014  Go Red For Women Luncheon, featuring Mimi Tarrasch  pages 79-80

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Party for a Cause – The White Party

Fox23 Great Day Green Country The Wonderful Practice of Mindfulness

Fox23 Great Day Green Country White Party Tickets

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Teaching Kids Morality

Tulsa World White Party Announcement

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Mixing It Up for The White Party

The List What to Wear to The White Party

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Child Abuse Prevention Month

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Mixing It Up at The White Party

Tulsa World Oklahoma Still Trails Nation in Insured Children

March 2014

Fox23 News CrisisCare Center’s Partnership with Law Enforcement

Fox 23 Great Day Green Country Aberson’s & Friends Warehouse Sale

February 2014

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Coping With a Late In Life Divorce

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Teaching Kids to be Good Sports

Channel 2 Putting Bulletproof Backpacks to the Test

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Understanding Love Languages on Valentine’s Day

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Talking With Kids about Drugs

Tulsa World WIR Wildly Successful

January 2014

Tulsa World  Tulsans Join National Effort to Count, Survey Homeless

Fox23 Great Day Green Country The Teen Brain

Tulsa World CrisisCare Center for Mentally Ill Proves Successful

Tulsa World Women in Recovery “A Wonderful Opportunity”

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Where to Turn for Help with Substance Abuse

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Helping Kids Cope with Tests

Fox23 Great Day Green Country Being a Great Dad

Tulsa People Icy Competition (Featuring F&CS employee Eric Vardeman)

December 2013

Tulsa World Bikes for Tykes to Help Hundreds of Tulsa Kids

OETA WIR Graduation

Tulsa World Family the Focus at John Daniel Footwear

NewsChannel 8 Bikes for Tykes

Tulsa World Kid’s Project Raises Lots of Socks, Shoes for Homeless

Tulsa World Community Help Sought at Toy Drives

Tulsa World Toys Sought for Tulsa’s Needy Children

November 2013

Tulsa Kids Family & Children’s Services Poster Contest Winners

Journal Record Around Town

Channel 8 Care Card Helps Small Businesses

News on 6 New Oklahoma Law Ends Automatic Refills on Prescription Painkillers

October 2013

Tulsa World Good for the Sole

Channel 8 Miss Betty’s Kids

Channel 8 Invisible Eve

News on 6 Care Card Shop, Save and Give Back

Channel 2 Care Card Shopping Event

News on 6 Help Others and Get Shopping Discounts

News on 6 Care Card Kick Off at Utica Square

NewsChannel 8 Care Card Kicks Off

Tulsa World Care Card 2013

News on 6  New 24/7 Psychiatric Crisis Center Opens in Downtown Tulsa

FOX23 News How to Have a Healthy Relationship

KRMG New CrisisCare Center Opens in Tulsa, Fills Vital Gap in Mental Health System

Tulsa Business Journal CrisisCare Center Offer Stabilization

Tulsa World Help for the Hurting

Channel 2 Family & Children’s Services to Open 24 Hour Crisis Center

KRMG Finishing Touches on CrisisCare Center

News on 6 Tulsa Resource for Psychiatric Crisis Care Opens Monday

Tulsa World Family & Children’s Services Offers Help for Mentally Ill

Tulsa People It’s a Must-Have Shopping Tool; For 15 years, Care Card has been a win-win for Tulsa

Tulsa People October Digital Edition

Tulsa Kids Discovering and Supporting Learning Differences

Tulsa World People & Places: Visual Arts Contest

September 2013

KRMG Vets in Oklahoma Commit Suicide Twice As Often As Civilians

Tulsa Kids Ways for Single Moms to Find Time