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…

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.…