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Legislators Dealing Dollars

Observations of the Oklahoma legislative session from Steve Lewis, former Speaker of the House and the Child Protection Coalition Advocacy Liaison, in his weekly Capitol News Update … As this year’s session nears closing, Lewis notes that “there are no winners in this budget” due to a shortage of dollars and maneuvering among the two […]

A Session for Change

Legislators speak for the children Change.   Reform.  Co-neutrals.  Pinnacle Plan.  Foster Care Task Force recommendations.  Restructuring DHS.  Children of parents in prison.  Investigating drugs and infants. The 2012 Oklahoma Legislative session highlighted all of this and more. At the Coalition’s summer meeting, three Legislators – each active in child advocacy issues – discussed  their observations […]

Trends by the numbers

Tulsa’s Community Service Council gathers and tracks current data trends in various child protective services. CSC analyst Jan Figart recently presented “High Risk Youth Dashboard” at a Child Protection Coalition meeting and noted that monitoring this data can identify trends, but added we are already “in a deep hole and are only digging a deeper one.” Child abuse, […]

More Evidence-Based Treatment for Tulsa’s Young Trauma Victims

A new 12-month Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) training program launches this summer for therapists, supervisors and program directors of Therapeutic Foster Care agencies serving Tulsa area children and youth. Following this in-depth training, therapists will be eligible for the new TF-CBT certification and agencies will be responsible for sustaining the practice model. TF-CBT is an […]

Child Trauma in State Spotlight

Child Trauma in State Spotlight Oklahoma is one of three sites participating in the California-based Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project. Each site is testing new ways to identify effective trauma treatments and develop trauma service delivery models within the child welfare system. The Chadwick team recently reported on their assessment of Oklahoma’s trauma treatment and service delivery.  Their report is here. The team’s powerpoint presentation, […]

Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project

  Trauma-Informed Systems Experts to Spotlight State’s Plan Oklahoma is one of three laboratory sites participating in the California-based Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project.  Each site is developing and testing new ways to organize child welfare services into a wider trauma-informed service delivery environment. The goal of the state’s assessment is to identify effective treatments and develop delivery models […]

Priorities for Change

In the spring of 2011, three Summits were held to generate ideas to improve the child protection system in Oklahoma. More than 100 professionals and leaders in the fields of child abuse and neglect prevention, treatment, and protection of children and youth in state custody came together in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Claremore/Rogers County. This document is the result […]