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Healthy Minds OK Business Roundtable

The Journal Record hosted the paid roundtable “Trauma in Oklahoma – What Has Happened to Us and What Do We Do Now?” The panel featured mental health and childcare experts, who discussed how trauma affects the mental health of Oklahoma residents and how therapy and awareness can lessen its effects. The Healthy Minds OK Business Roundtable partners sponsored the event. The group includes nonprofit organizations committed to improving and impacting individual lives and communities through...

DR. ROBERT BLOCK: A pediatrician’s perspective on ACEs, resilience

As an academic and clinical pediatrician with over 40 years of experience, I was impressed and amazed when I first heard Dr. Vince Felitti speak about his ground-breaking work on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), first published in 1998. For the last several years a multitude of professionals have been working on the clinical (practical) application of his work, and more have been learning about the genetics, brain chemistry, and other scientific explanations for his findings. The core...

Early Childhood Learning is an Investment

Warren Buffett has been quoted saying: “I would love being a baby being born in the U.S. today." "Really?" I wondered. I think he might want to qualify his statement a bit and say, in certain ZIP codes in the U.S. today.” Because, unfortunately, ZIP codes make a difference in the outcome of a baby's life. https://newsok.com/article/5594837/family-talk-early-childhood-learning-is-an-investment

Advocacy Training and a Celebration for Students

Over the past year, OICA has redirected much of our direct service to supporting foster youth, with this party and OK Foster Wishes. We are very happy that we have been able to work with the many partners to see this endeavor be successful. If you would like to be a part of one of these programs, please reach out to us at (405) 236-5437 or info@oica.org for more information. We are a statewide program, so we are looking for Oklahomans from every part of the state to join with us for the...

The States Where People Die Young

"We’ve known for some time now that Americans are increasingly dying younger , but the scale and nature of the problem has been a little bit murky....In five states—Kentucky, Oklahoma, New Mexico, West Virginia, and Wyoming—the probability of early death among young adults rose by more than 10 percent in that time frame." Oklahoma is far to high on the wrong measures and far too low on the right ones. #ok25by25 Click on the link below to read more from the article in The Atlantic: ...

The Students and Teachers Upending Traditional Approaches to Discipline

What happens when you don’t blame kids for bad behavior? An elementary school in Columbus, Ohio is trying to find out. Click on the link below to read an article from The Atlantic about innovative approaches - based on brain science - to student discipline by teaching self-regulation and impulse control techniques. https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/05/ohio-ave-elementary-school-discipline/559952/

Limited Dollars, Significant Influence: How We Advocate, Convene & Catalyze

So Your Grant $ Don’t Go Far? Then be little but loud! Using your voice with people of influence can move others to action. Be they business, foundation or policy makers; you have credibility (earned or not) just by virtue of being a foundation. You can provide a stronger voice for the cause represented by the nonprofits that do the work you care about. That voice can be through social media, through newspaper editorials, through presentations to civic groups, etc. You can involve volunteer...

Healthy Minds OK Business Roundtable

‘Healthy Minds OK’ Roundtable Event on May 3 Hosted by Green Shoe Foundation, Oklahoma City County Health Department, INTEGRIS Mental Health, A Chance to Change and Pivot – A Turning Point for Youth A business roundtable discussion and event on the effects of childhood trauma on the state’s health from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at the Oklahoma City County Health Department’s Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus Auditorium, 2600 NE 63rd St OKC, OK 73111. The free public event...

Better ACEs research, terms lead to better solutions by John Thompson

T here is a consistent pattern in the conferences sponsored by the Potts Family Foundation , such as its Raising Resilient Oklahomans! summit March 7 in Edmond. First, they update the cutting-edge scientific research on early education and on cognitive concerns, like the effects of adverse childhood experiences ( ACEs ). Then, national and local experts pioneer new ways of articulating these challenges in ways that advance a constructive search for solutions. The summit used new research and...

Looking at childhood experiences related to stress

April is Stress Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month. In recognition of both of themes of awareness, I want to raise cognizance of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences (ACES). Both lifelong physical and mental health problems arise when children experience extreme stress (toxic stress) caused by ACEs. Daily many children in our community experience toxic stress related to adverse childhood experiences (ACE). ...

Welcome to Raising Resilient Oklahomans! Community

The Potts Family Foundation is passionate about improving the condition of Oklahoma’s future workforce: our children. While all children benefit from early and proven investments in character and cognitive development programs, economic studies have proven that children in lower socio-economic households benefit the most. Rates of return for these children can be in the double digits. More than one in five children in Oklahoma live in poverty . The families of these children face many...

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month Begins

"The Partnership in conjunction with the Potts Family Foundation will also host two screenings of the Resilience Documentary. This film focusing on the impact of adverse childhood events and the ways in which communities can create protective factors for children. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer time. Senator Griffin, Dr. Hays-Grudo, and John Morton will lead the discussions. Screenings will be at the Logan County Fairgrounds on April 26th at...

Oklahoma 2018 State Profile

Hi, Everyone: Here’s the state profile for Oklahoma. To review the entire profile, open the PDF that is attached to this post. If you have corrections or additions, please leave them in the comments section of this post. We’ll be reviewing the comments regularly and doing fact-checks. The information you give us will also help us determine how to organize and expand the information in the state profiles. We will be turning this post into a living profile that, with your help and input, we’ll...

 
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