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Preventing Child Abuse Through Coordinated Care

https://blog.uniteus.com/preve...ugh-coordinated-care Investing in youth and families is one of the most impactful ways we can improve and strengthen community health. The barriers that so many families and children face have resulted in child abuse becoming a growing issue that has serious consequences on children, their families, and the communities in which they live. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month but in reality, child abuse happens every day, of every month, of every...

2022 Chautauqua Conference on Family Resilience, Identity as Resilience

Hello Friends, Colleagues, & Fellow Advocates! The Center for Family Resilience and the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State University annually host the Chautauqua Conference on Family Resilience. With a focus on individual and family resilience, the event brings together researchers, service providers and policy makers around a series of research presentations around a common theme. The ultimate goal is for resilience research to pave the way for...

Krehbiel: Legislators look at shift in family and children services

Child welfare services could be more effective — and less expensive — if they were more proactive than reactive, an Oklahoma House of Representatives subcommittee was told Tuesday. “Sixty percent of child protective services responses nationally are for neglect only, … but our interventions have been predominantly focused on addressing … physical abuse,” said Clare Anderson, a senior policy advisor with the Chapin Hall child welfare research center at the University of Chicago. The result,...

Resilience Showing & Hope Rising Tour with First Lady Sarah Stitt

Our next stop on the Raising Resilient Oklahomans Hope Rising Tour with First Lady Sarah Stitt will be in Duncan on Thursday, January 16th with two viewing options - 11:00 - 1:00 - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resilience-the-science-of-hope-tickets-86820489421?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse and 5:30 - 7:30 - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resilience-the-science-of-hope-evening-showing-tickets-86835109149?aff=ebdssbdestsearch . Each showing will feature a panel of local professionals moderated by...

Neal: United Way hosts seminar on effects of childhood trauma

ENID, Okla. — The United Way Coach-A-Kid program hosted a lunch-and-learn session Wednesday at Stride Bank Center on the effects of childhood trauma. Garfield County Child Advocacy Council Director Carole Wade was speaker for the event, sharing perspectives from her time as an advocate for children and families. Wade discussed with the group the findings of a 1998 study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of more than 17,000 adults into the long-term effects of Adverse...

Reilly: An Initiative to Improve Health in Schools Puts Trauma Front and Center

A recent initiative from America’s Promise Alliance—an organization best known for its efforts to boost high school graduation rates—supports work with communities to improve health in schools. Addressing trauma will be a major focus of that work, which is backed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and reflects growing interest among funders and nonprofits in this area. The organization is working on six community-led projects to make schools more healthy. Communities identified their own...

Hunt & Kendall: Healthier Communities Start With Kids

The small city of Hudson is nestled in Upstate New York and home to fewer than 7,000 people. The city was hit hard by deindustrialization in the late 20th century, facing economic decline as factories closed and industry jobs left. In recent years development has surged, with the opening of antique stores, restaurants and art galleries. The city has become a popular destination for tourists and second-home owners. While our town is often celebrated as a story of revival, development has not...

 
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