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…

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…

F&CS therapists, educators unite to ease transition back to school

As educators and parents grapple with the uncertainly of schools reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Family & Children’s Services Counseling & Mental Health teams continue to work on-site at schools providing individually tailored services designed to overcome a wide range of emotional, behavioral or relationship problems — from mild to severe.  Faith Crittenden, senior program director of Family…