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.…

Teen Suicide: Shyla

“I just want to die,” are words Ann Jenkins, clinical director of COPES, and her team hear quite often. More and more frequently, the ones saying they’re ready to quit on life are kids. COPES is a 24/7 crisis service operated by Family & Children’s Services. Specially trained COPES clinicians provide free, confidential support –…