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Looking at childhood experiences related to stress

April is Stress Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month. In recognition of both of themes of awareness, I want to raise cognizance of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences (ACES). Both lifelong physical and mental health problems arise when children experience extreme stress (toxic stress) caused by ACEs. Daily many children in our community experience toxic stress related to adverse childhood experiences (ACE). ...

Welcome to Raising Resilient Oklahomans! Community

The Potts Family Foundation is passionate about improving the condition of Oklahoma’s future workforce: our children. While all children benefit from early and proven investments in character and cognitive development programs, economic studies have proven that children in lower socio-economic households benefit the most. Rates of return for these children can be in the double digits. More than one in five children in Oklahoma live in poverty . The families of these children face many...

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month Begins

"The Partnership in conjunction with the Potts Family Foundation will also host two screenings of the Resilience Documentary. This film focusing on the impact of adverse childhood events and the ways in which communities can create protective factors for children. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer time. Senator Griffin, Dr. Hays-Grudo, and John Morton will lead the discussions. Screenings will be at the Logan County Fairgrounds on April 26th at...

Oklahoma 2018 State Profile

Hi, Everyone: Here’s the state profile for Oklahoma. To review the entire profile, open the PDF that is attached to this post. If you have corrections or additions, please leave them in the comments section of this post. We’ll be reviewing the comments regularly and doing fact-checks. The information you give us will also help us determine how to organize and expand the information in the state profiles. We will be turning this post into a living profile that, with your help and input, we’ll...

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