Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
OHCE has been busy reaching out to the community in 2019. Many of the members are working with Kehila Park to provide services to foster families in the county.
In February the leaders and foster parents met with Deanna Carpitch. Dianna presented the program “safeTALK”. The presentation is an overview of suicide statistics, ways to recognize someone who may be thinking of suicide and nonthreatening ways to reach out to them. Once you are communicating, you can ask if they want to talk to a professional that can help them. We were told not to try to resolve the person’s issues, but help them get in touch with the people who have the necessary training and resources.
For 24/7 free confidential assistance, have them call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
800-273-8255. Put this number in your phone, it could save a life! March 9th, twenty-three foster children and their parents met for a cooking class at the office of Kehila Park in downtown Sulphur. Members of OHCE presented the school age children with some basic cooking information and supplies. The children made cookies and everyone had a fun time.
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