Today begins the national “Celebrate the Baby Week” campaign which aims to place a focus on important policy, community and family issues within our state. With this week focusing on keeping early childhood development in mind, it is a perfect time to stop and think about one important question: Do kids count in Oklahoma? Data shows us that Oklahoma is lagging behind in early childhood development.
It’s that time of year again. The cool, fall air is beginning to roll in, football season is in full gear, and for us at the OICA, that means we are busy preparing for the upcoming Oklahoma legislative session. For… Read More
We made our last stop of the KIDS COUNT Power Lunch Tour in Lawton this past Wednesday. The turnout was great and the Community Conversation was once again enlightening and compelling. As with most endings, this one was bittersweet. This… Read More
When we started our KIDS COUNT Power Lunch series, we knew there were wonderful child advocates doing great things for families across Oklahoma, and our visit to McAlester last week really solidified that belief. The event provided insightful discussion among… Read More
Every seat was filled and then some at our most recent KIDS COUNT Power Lunch in Tulsa. What’s more, numerous organizations with lengthy histories of wonderful work in our state were represented. The event was held in the Youth Activity… Read More
We were so pleased with the turnout at the Weatherford KIDS COUNT Power Lunch this past Wednesday. And the Community Conversation Panel… they were GREAT! Before we began the Community Conversation Panel, Susan Boehrer from the Oklahoma Federation of Families… Read More
You may have heard how excited we are about the KIDS COUNT Power Lunch. That’s because we really are excited. From 12:00pm – 1:30pm, on Wednesday, September 4 at the Pioneer Center in Weatherford; we will be hosting our… Read More
The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy will be visiting a different city each Wednesday in September, sharing a lunch with attendees along with an update on the status of Oklahoma’s children with tips and tools to help Oklahomans #BeAVoice each day on their behalf.
The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy will be visiting a different city each Wednesday in September. Each KIDS COUNT Power Lunch will feature an expert panel who will share their insight and advice with those who are ready to become child advocates. Attendees will be updated on the status of Oklahoma’s children and receive tips and a tool kit to help #BeAVoice each day on behalf of children.
We are excited to announce Terry Smith has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA). The hiring of Smith ends a lengthy search for a new leader for the… Read More