Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE and Understand Oklahoma’s Law on Reporting Child Abuse

Did you know that every single person in Oklahoma, including you and me, are legally obligated to make a report if a child under the age of 18 is suspected to be a victim of abuse or neglect? In fact, under Oklahoma’s Title 10A, Section 1-2-101, it is a misdemeanor offense for anyone who fails…

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION by Sharing Feelings Through Art

Are you curious to how your child is feeling but he or she struggles with communication? This can be very frustrating to parents and caregivers to not know how their child is feeling during difficult times such as experiencing a loss in the family, stay-at-home orders due to the pandemics, or even bullying situations. That…

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS By Asking Your Kids For Advice

Do you sometimes catch yourself stepping in to help get your kids out of a sticky situation? Have they ever asked you to bring their homework to school because they forgot it at home and it was due? Been there, done that. But as a friendly reminder, it is also important to remember that children…

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Cultivating… COMMUNICATION with Self-Empowering Mantras

Everyone knows that self-care is important and having a self-care routine can reduce our anxiety and restore our energy (physically and mentally). But sometimes, we lack the motivation to practice self-care. So what do we do if once we lose motivation and energy to continue our self-care routines? The answer: positive self-talk. We’ve mentioned before…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE and Learn About The Science of Risk Factors

There are many factors that contribute to behavioral health so it’s important for us to identify the risk factors that are associated to negative outcomes by providing opportunities to increase protective factors that prevents or reduce the risk factor’s impact. To better understand the science of risk factors, here is a video from Communities That…

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION with “Words To Live By” Activity

Art has many benefits to our mental health using art in a therapeutic way can help us develop self-awareness and self-confidence. In fact, art therapy is also used to help children develop social skills and achieve their sense of well-being. No matter how creative or experienced you are, there are many art therapy practices which…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE by Understanding The Emotional Needs for Each Age Group

For several weeks, we’ve posted about emotional safety and how supportive adults can strengthen the emotional safety net for their children. Today, we want to share an article that contains information identifying each age group’s emotional needs so that parents, caregivers, and other supportive adults can become aware what they are and understand what children…

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS by Understanding The Importance of Supportive Adult Relationships

Research has shown children with at least one supportive adult relationship will overcome hardships later in life, regardless of their upbringing. It is important for parents and caregivers to provide them with support along with other skills in order to strengthen their foundation of resilience they need to effectively cope with future possible stress and…

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Cultivate…COMMUNICATION during Stress

More than ever, there is a need to have important conversations and make important decisions with family members concerning changes to routine and other life adjustments. At the same time, one or more family members may be experiencing elevated levels of stress on a given day. Talk about a recipe for potential conflict! If you…

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS and help teens stay connected to friends

Teens are already going through important years of their lives and during this time, they cherish their friendships more than anything. COVID-19 is impacting our teens’ mental health and social connectedness. During this time of physical distancing, teens may start to feel sad and isolated as their connection with friends is limited. First, it is…

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