The Foster and Respite Care program serves foster families through support, training, home visits, guidance through the DHS system, advocacy in court, referrals for needed services, and 24 hour on-call services for emergencies. Our vision is that community children would be matched to a loving community foster family, foster families would feel supported to be successful by receiving needed support and training, and children would feel loved and supported through their foster care experience. For more information about providing foster care call Emmy Stricker at 580-726-3383.
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Emergency Shelter Homes provide temporary care within Beckham, Greer, Kiowa and Washita counties. Homes are certified & trained by Great Plains Youth & Family Services, Inc. The average length of stay is approximately 3 days or up to 30. Placement is made on an individual, private basis or through DHS, law enforcement or court referral. Services provided by the program will facilitate the positive emotional adjustment & growth of the child. For more information call Emmy Stricker at 580-726-3383.
Qualified & credentialed professional staff serve Beckham, Greer, Kiowa & Washita Counties to provide: one on one, family, individual and group counseling services; services to children between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age; counseling at the agency office or within the community or local schools; counseling to at-risk youth referred from the Office of Juvenile Affairs; and First Time Offender Program. Services are provided to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay. For more information call Lindsey Bottom at 580-726-3383.
Co-Parenting Classes teach divorcing parents the techniques necessary to ensure the child doesn't feel torn between each parent. Topics discussed include children's reaction to divorce, providing stability, communication using the "I" message technique, dangers of put-downs, financial issues, and conflict resolutions. This program meets the Oklahoma court requirement for divorce with minors course, and a certificate will be given upon full completion. For more information call Emma Shandor at 580-726-3383.
Choosing a child care provider may be the most important decision you make in your child's life. Our program assists with meeting your family's specific needs by providing advice on what to look for & what questions to ask when choosing child care, financial assistance information, information on how to check DHS compliance records, and average child care rates in your area. Call 800-438-0008 for more information. We also provide training and consultations for child care providers too. Providers can call 888-878-4417 for a free consultation or visit www.gpccrr.org for more information.
The Positive Life Styles is a FREE program is designed to improve the relationship between parents and youth by providing a positive interaction. The program teaches basic life and social skills such as communication, problem solving, anger management, emotional regulations, making smart choices, cultural awareness, and family values. The program is a six week course and meets one evening a week. The program is for youth between the ages of 11-18 years old and at least one parent or guardian must consistently attend each class with his or her child. For more information call Emma Shandor at 580-726-3383.
The Healthy Living Program serves Caddo and Kiowa Counties and is funded by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET). We work to change social norms and improve outcomes in the areas of tobacco control, nutrition, and physical activity within the sectors of businesses, schools, cities and governments, and community organizations. We are dedicated to making the healthy choice the easy choice. Youth-led teams in local schools empower and unite youth to resist tobacco and provide an opportunity for youth to learn leadership and team building skills through training in public speaking and media relations. For more information call Christina Null at 580-726-3383.