Larry Marks Scholarship FundMarks Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2010 in recognition of dedicated service to the Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma by Larry Marks, MSW, MBA, in his 18 years as Executive Director. During his leadership, Counseling & Recovery Services experienced rapid growth and added services like Wraparound Tulsa and the CALM Center.
The initial funds for this scholarship were generously donated by staff, board members and friends of the agency to commemorate Larry’s retirement. Larry’s career focused on improving the lives of others through mental health services, nonprofit leadership, teaching and mentoring. He was honored by the Mental Health Association Oklahoma for his contributions to the field of mental health.
The purpose of this scholarship is to offer financial assistance to Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma clients to enhance learning and foster recovery. It is available for individuals to attend educational and personal growth opportunities such as seminars, workshops, classes and other resources intended to promote work-related skills and life enrichment.
Each applicant for this scholarship must be currently receiving services from
Applicants will be selected based upon financial need and the value-added to their lives from the educational experience.
Each application will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.
The total application includes:
- The application form
- A letter of recommendation from an agency staff member or agency physician
Please return completed applications to:
The Marks Scholarship Fund
Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma
7010 S. Yale, Suite 215
Tulsa, OK 74136
The Scholarship Committee considers all applications, awards funds and notifies the recipients in writing. Payment is made directly to the program or school.
Please contact Lindsay DeWeese at 918. 392.5809 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
October is Bullying Prevention Month
• can happen to ANYONE no matter their age
• can occur ANYWHERE people gather including schools, work-place, neighborhoods, faith communities, sporting events and online via texting, gaming, and social media
• Unwanted aggressive behavior done willingly, knowingly and deliberately
• Acts inflicted over another person with the intention to hurt, harm, intimidate or humiliate
• Occurs due to a real or perceived physical, social or emotional “imbalance of power”
• Repetitive or potential-to-be-repetitive
• More than 1 out of 5 students report being bullied*
• Of those who reported being bullied, 33% indicated it occurred at least 1-2 times a month*
• Most common form of bullying is verbal (79%) then social (50%), physical (29%) and cyber (25%)*
The CALM Center Renovations Revealed
TULSA – Renovations to The CALM Center were revealed in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday September 25th at 2:15pm. An open house celebration with tours of the facility followed until 5pm. Counseling & Recovery Services’ leadership team, campaign donors, district legislators and project architects cut the ceremonial ribbon.
The renovations were made possible by a two-year capital campaign that successfully raised 1.3 million in generous contributions from local Foundations, Board Members, Companies, Clubs and individuals.
Since 2008, the CALM (Child and Adolescent Life Management) Center has provided immediate crisis support to over 4,000 Oklahoma youth ages 10-17 and their families. It is the only youth crisis stabilization center in eastern Oklahoma. With an increased demand for this critical care, these renovations were needed to create a larger, more welcoming lobby, new multipurpose room for family visits and education, and new offices for admissions and counseling.
We Are A CARF® International Accredited Provider
We know you have options when deciding who should provide your mental & behavioral health and substance abuse treatment and services. Accreditation is a sign of quality and should be an important consideration in your decision making. Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma is proud to hold the distinction as a CARF® accredited community mental health provider.
In order to maintain our accreditation status, a survey team from CARF International recently visited our sites to evaluate how well we meet international standards for commitment to quality. The team conducted an assessment of over 1,500 rigorous standards and will provide us a report on our strengths and areas for improvement. We received their report and have been accredited for another 3 years through June 30, 2022.
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