TU, Zarrow reveal regional report on Tulsa’s mental health care system

Mental health professionals and advocates, Tulsa-area elected officials, business and education leaders, and the philanthropic community gathered today to learn the results of a comprehensive study of the Tulsa region’s mental health care delivery system and a 10-year plan for improvement. The University of Tulsa Oxley College of Health Sciences, in collaboration with numerous public…

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Talking to Kids About Sexual Abuse

High-profile cases of sexual abuse of children at respected places—the Horace Mann School, Joe Paterno’s locker room at Penn State, the offices of revered pediatrician Melvin Levine, the cloisters of the Catholic Church—serve to illustrate that abuse is very hard to anticipate. “We delude ourselves in to thinking that certain situations are without danger,” says…

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Teaching Kids About Boundaries

For most parents setting boundaries for young kids’ behavior is second nature: No hitting. Don’t interrupt. We don’t grab toys out of other kids’ hands. But as they get older, and social interaction gets more complex, it’s not enough to just learn the rules. They need to learn to set boundaries for themselves and respect…

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How Trauma Changes Genes

We know that children who experience abuse or neglect are “off the charts at risk,” as Dr. Joan Kaufman puts it, for psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety and substance abuse. What’s more, they’re less likely to respond favorably to the treatments that evidence shows work well for other people. And research has shown that children…

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