The Women’s Justice Team for Family & Children’s Services For those facing criminal charges or on probation, finding and accessing resources for help can be difficult. Five years ago, Family & Children’s Service (F&CS) formed the Women’s Justice Team (WJT) to help address these critical issues. The initiative began when Chief Program Officer for Women in…Details
Women in Recovery (WIR) graduates participated in the community dinner event “Elbowls to Elbowls” featuring visiting artist Michael Strand event at the Philbrook Museum last November. The event was part of Tulsa Arts District’s First Friday Art Crawl. They shared stories about their recipes, and attendees enjoyed a bowl of free food in exchange for a…Details
Published in February 2019 TulsaPeople Magazine (http://www.tulsapeople.com/Tulsa-People/February-2019/Why-is-adolescent-suicide-on-the-rise-in-Oklahoma/) Oklahoma adolescent suicide rates are outpacing increases nationally. Local agencies and professionals lend their expertise to this tough issue that doesn’t discriminate. BY GAIL BANZET-ELLIS Adolescent suicide is growing at an alarming rate in Oklahoma. Suicides among ages 10-24 in the state have increased 41 percent since 2006,…Details
The Community Response Team, a partnership between Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa Fire Department/EMSA, Family & Children’s Services COPES team and the Mental Health Association, provides a more effective response to mental health emergency 911 In the first 6 months of the program, the CRT responded to 80 suicide calls – and not a single one…Details
Through rain or shine, F&CS wraps around children, families and communities. F&CS therapists are embedded in 46 Tulsa-area schools and 13 Headstart programs to work with children in low-income environments. Many of these children, like John in the video above, just need a little extra support.