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Family Fun Day

Back to school is stressful for families whose children struggle with emotional and behavioral issues.  To start the year off right, Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma hosted a Family Fun Day  Saturday for its young clients and their families. Staff and board members donated backpacks, school supplies, games and other gifts that clients will take […]

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Home Alone: Tips for Success

Some working families dread summer breaks especially when their 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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Mind Your Mental Health

It is still a great time to start a conversation about mental health. Let’s continue mental health month into June and beyond. Here are some facts, just shared by NAMI,  about mental health for children and teens: 20% of youth have a mental health condition 11% have a mood disorder 10% have a mood or […]

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How can you tell your child is in crisis?

“I hate you!” “I wish I had never been born.” “I am never coming back!” “Mom, I’m in jail.” “This is the principal. Your child is expelled.” Unfortunately, far too many parents hear these words from children, schools and law enforcement.  Parents don’t have to face this crisis alone. The CALM Center is here to […]

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Hurt people hurt people at work, home & school

Hurt people hurt people. They may also act out at work, home, school, and in the community. Anger, injury, resentment or heartache affects behavior. In children, this behavior frequently shows up at school. Schools and their staff have become responsible for far more than just teaching. Children come to school without homework, do not pay attention in […]

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How’s your resolution?

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? Are you thinking about making a resolution to change? About half of us make a resolution to change something at the beginning of a new year. Less than half of us making resolutions achieve them. Good intentions can go bad without commitment, planning and monitoring of progress. It’s […]

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Making Holidays brighter

The holidays are a tough time for people who have lost a loved one or whose family situation has changed due to a child leaving home or divorce. For those who find themselves alone and sad during the holidays, here are a few tips to make the season brighter: 1. Focus on making the holidays […]

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Here come the holidays

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and a plethora of parties and family get-togethers are ahead for the next two months. Even people who handle day-to-day stress will sometimes become overwhelmed during the holidays. Set priorities. Budget and time are the biggest areas that add stress to the season. It’s OK to turn down invitations […]

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Remembering our veterans every day

Veterans Day, November 11, is a great time to remind everyone that Tulsa area nonprofits help active duty military, veterans and their families year-round. You can help spread this information by sharing one resource –call 211. Veterans make up 11.5 percent of Oklahoma’s population. Some veterans return to friends, family, home and work with few […]

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Creating CALM Sanctuary

Director Christine Hamner and Assistant Director Amanda O’Brien-Brown bring nearly two decades of experience working with children and families in crisis to the CALM Center, a 24/7 crisis facility for youth ages 10-17. Christine holds a masters in counseling and is a licensed therapist and drug and alcohol counselor.  Amanda’s masters is in behavioral sciences. […]

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