Parenting tips: Back-to-school edition

As the summer days dwindle, back-to-school season has fallen upon us. Aside from gathering school supplies, new clothes, and all of the other back-to-school preparations, parents should establish routines for themselves and their little ones. Having a routine and providing consistency in the home will allow for an environment where everyone can thrive and be…

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How to Take Control of Personal Accountability

Abusive behaviors are learned and can sometimes be coping mechanisms for the abuser. When people do not take accountability for their actions, they often become repeat abuse offenders. If abusive behaviors are learned, that means they can also be unlearned. People can be taught healthier coping mechanisms that don’t put others in harm. For offenders of abuse, having personal accountability is crucial for creating changed behaviors. Here are nine ways domestic abuse offenders can take control of personal accountability:

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Child abuse prevention month – April 2022

In 2020, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services received and reviewed 67,185 child abuse reports. Of those reports 23.2% were substantiated, meaning there was evidence to prove them. Child abuse can consist of neglect, exposure to domestic violence and substance abuse, sexual and physical assault, and more. Sadly, the largest offenders of abuse towards children…

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How to plan for your best year yet

Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022! It’s a new year, which means we all have been given 12 more months to turn our lives around and start living our best lives. Whatever happened in the past does not have to carry into your new journey towards healing and freedom. There are ways to…

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5 ways to ease the holiday blues

Many times, the holidays can be difficult. People are celebrating without their loved ones for the first time or they could also be experiencing financial hardships and can’t celebrate how they had hoped. The holidays can be a reminder that we aren’t exactly where we want to be in life. This holiday season, don’t let…

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8 self-improvement tips to get your life back on track

Here at Family Builders, we believe that making improvements to yourself is the key to being there for others in your life. Not only does self-improvement help you perform your best by taking steps to improve yourself, but your overall wellbeing will also be enhanced. People who make self-improvement a priority tend to have higher…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Most Family Builders clients have encountered situations that have put them with their backs up against the wall. From custody battles to domestic violence allegations, substance abuse rehabilitation, and many things in between. If DHS is involved, many of them are also fighting to be with their kids. Sometimes, Family Builders clients are grandparents who…

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New Beginnings Celebration July 2021

Our clients have either been involved in domestic violence or a situation where the child may have been in danger. The court has deemed the individuals who take our programs able to reunite with their families once they complete our curriculum. Our clients are typically court-ordered to take our programs; however, we have people sign…

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Hope will change your life!

Hope is more than just wishful thinking and having optimism. When someone has hope, they know that they will have obstacles, but they believe they can get through them and come out stronger because of them. Hope allows us to keep going even when we feel like giving up. It gives us a reason to live and fight another day. This is why we need to provide hope to the families we serve—helping them realize that things will get better with hard work and determination. In 2020, our clients’ hope increased by 10% after completing a program at Family Builders.

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Father’s Day Festival

This year Family Builder’s hosted our very first Father’s Day Festival at Scissortail Park. With most of our clients being fathers, we decided to do something special for them to honor their role. We had 19 vendors, inflatables for the children, OKC fire departments touch a truck, raffle giveaways, and more! It was a great celebration for the fathers that we serve in our community.

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