Improving schools through community partnerships

Mental health and community leaders greeted Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Education Joy Hofmeister at Family & Children’s Services on August 1. This summer, educators from the across the state met for professional development. The most popular discussion? How to teach the traumatized child. School districts have not been funded to provide mental health care.…

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

The Community Response Team (CRT) includes a mental health professional from Family & Children’s Services’ COPES unit, a police officer and a firefighter or paramedic. The group works together to rapidly diagnosis and de-escalate dispatch calls. [The Frontier] The man had mental health problems and would often stand on a street corner in midtown Tulsa. When…

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