Grant to help at-risk families with technology access

Telehealth has helped our clients stay connected and supported during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many families in F&CS’s Comprehensive Home-Based Services (CHBS) and Intensive Safety Services (ISS) programs — which help children most at risk for safety threats, maltreatment, abuse, neglect and out-of-home placement — live in rural communities where technology isn’t easily accessible. Services…

Why is adolescent suicide on the rise in Oklahoma?

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,…