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Substance abuse & childhood trauma

Native American circles illustrate how substance abuse disrupts the family and creates trauma. At the center of intact circle is the fire with the children next, a circle of mothers, then fathers, then elders. It is a protective and safe circle.  When substance abuse enters the circle, the fire is replaced with the substance abuse […]

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Self-care resolutions

Many think about resolutions at this time of year. We often make them, but do not stay interested in or committed to them after a few weeks. How are your resolutions doing today? In Sanctuary, our trauma-informed care model at Counseling & Recovery, we ask staff and clients to create self-care plans. In 2014, I […]

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How to handle holiday conflict

So many movies are made about family conflict during holidays. That’s because most of us don’t live in a Norman Rockwell picture perfect family.  Pile on extra holiday preparations, events, loss of sleep and the strain on finances and you’ve got a recipe for old and new conflicts to emerge. Here are some great tips […]

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Parenting problems have solutions

You exclaim, “I need help with my kids!” You have come to the right place. Want answers and actions for difficult moments in parenting? Attend Becoming a Love and Logic Parent©. Parents learn simple techniques that are effective with all children, from toddlers to teens. The next six-week class begins on Jan. 21. The cost for a […]

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Your home team for better health

Are you struggling with mental health and physical health issues? Do you have questions or concerns about your mental health, physical health, wellness, and chronic health conditions and how to manage them? Would you like to have someone to help you navigate the complex health care system? Ask for Counseling & Recovery Services to become YOUR HEALTH HOME. […]

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Back to School & Mental Health

Back-to-school is here. Families are making their lists: backpacks, school supplies, up-to-date shots, and more. One thing missing on most lists is critical to learning – children’s behavioral health checkups. Did your child or teen struggle with emotions, behavior or other issues that kept them from achieving their best in school? Did you hear from […]

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Home Alone

Some working families dread summer breaks especially when children are too old for day care and summer camps. The key to a successful, less stressful summer vacation for children is planning. Let children help you create the routines, rules, consequences and rewards for staying home alone. Routines & Visual Prompts A cheery reminder note on […]

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Home Alone for spring break

Many parents leave older children home alone for the first time during spring break. While every child is different, the general rule is children under age 11 do not have the decision making skills to stay home alone. Before leaving a child home alone, here are some questions to ask: Can your child get ready […]

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Answers for difficult parenting moments

Want answers and actions for difficult moments in parenting? Attend Becoming a Love and Logic Parent©. This parenting course teaches simple techniques that are effective with all children, from toddlers to teens. The next one day class is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 24. The next six week class begins April […]

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Every Day is Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is every day for 650,000 Oklahomans who served in our nation’s military, and to all Veterans, we say thank you for your service. Many companies will offer discounts on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11,  to say thanks. Follow this link to the list. If you know a Tulsa area Veteran who needs a place to connect […]

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