What We Can Do
The CALM Center provides:
- Medically supervised detox
- Medication review, oversight
- At least one visit with psychiatrist and therapist
- Two group sessions daily
- Family therapy session
- Plan for continued care after leaving
Three Major Goals
A PAUSE: Provide children with a safe environment to be less impacted by community or family stress, to be exposed to and potentially integrate new coping skills, and to talk to experienced staff;
A PERSPECTIVE: Clinical feedback and perceptions from experienced team members, physicians, nurses, and therapists regarding a client’s mental health, diagnoses, and future needs;
A PLAN: Assistance in connecting the parent/guardian with the next step in treatment.
The First Step
Simply give us a call to start your journey toward feeling better
All it takes is a single phone call to start the journey toward a happier, healthier you! The first appointment is free. Youth in crisis can call any time of day or night.
Crisis to CALM
The CALM Center is a safe and caring place for youth ages 10-17 to receive immediate support, assessment and stabilization for an emotional, behavioral or substance abuse crisis any time of day or night. Care is provided regardless of ability to pay, and a referral is not necessary.
A board and ASAM certified psychiatrist along with licensed nurses, therapists
The CALM Center fills the gap between outpatient and inpatient care for kids in crisis. Crisis situations that often lead to admissions include suicidal thoughts, defiant behaviors at school and home and dangerous behaviors.
CALM Center clients see a strong decrease in depression (54%) and anxiety (60%) during their one-week stay.
Hear From The Kids
Letters From The Kids
As children leave, they write letters thanking staff for changing their lives. Here are three:
“You inspire me to do something good with my life. One day I want to do what you do. Thank you.”
“This program is amazing and it truly does help… Thank you for the good times and the good food, for the lessons you taught me and for being so kind to me.”
“For the seven days each of us is here we are getting a break away from our problems, our situation, and while we are away from those, we see each of you as our protectors, our caretakers. Our protectors, staying up while we are at our weakest (sleeping), letting us talk when broken. Our caretakers feeding us warm meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For some kids, they have been through so much the love has been lost along the way, but I know when they come here they will be able to take a breath and smile at the fact of being a part of a loving community. This place is blessed to have every one of you. Thank you so much for being a part of (my) journey and teaching me so much. I will carry it along day by day. Have a blessed life and bless each kid’s life that comes in here.”
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.
The CALM Center Renovations Revealed
After a two-year capital campaign that successfully raised 1.3 million, The CALM Center’s renovation is complete. An Unveiling, Ribbon Cutting and Open House Celebration will be held on Wednesday September 25th from 2 – 5pm.
The CALM (Child and Adolescent Life Management) Center has provided immediate crisis support for over 4,000 Oklahoma youth ages 10-17 and their families around the clock since 2008. It is the only youth crisis stabilization center in eastern Oklahoma and one of only three in the state, filling the gap between outpatient care and inpatient/residential care. 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.
September is Suicide Prevention Month
According to the World Health Organization, one person dies every 40 seconds from suicide; it has become a 'global public health issue'. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States; however, among individuals ages 10 – 34 it is the 2nd leading cause of death and is the 4th leading cause among ages 35 – 54. The suicide rate among males is nearly four times higher than females.
Nationally, Oklahoma is ranked 8th in having the highest rate of suicide. In Oklahoma, more suicides occur than motor vehicle accidents every year and suicide outpaces homicide 3 to 1. Firearms are the most common weapons used.
Suicide does not discriminate, everyone can be at risk. Suicidal behavior is complex and there is no single cause. We can all help in suicide prevention by being more aware of these signs, symptoms and main risk factors.
Counseling & Recovery Services provides suicide risk screening for people who want help. Help is also available at 918.744.4800 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1.800.237.8255.
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