The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy takes the role of championing causes for kids very seriously. OICA has worked at the state capitol and around Oklahoma for 34 years to see better opportunities, primarily for at-risk kids. While we will… Read More
Office of Juvenile Affairs Director Steve Buck addresses the KIDS COUNT Conference participants This past week, the OK KIDS COUNT Conference saw more than 250 advocates come together to discuss issues impacting the children of Oklahoma. We were fortunate… Read More
With Halloween approaching, everyone has to be on the watch for ghouls and goblins. That does not mean to be fearful, but to be careful as children are out collecting bags full of treats. Our friends at the American Academy… Read More
It is far nicer to be able to brag about successes in our state than to explain why other areas rank near the bottom. I luckily found myself in this position recently. The mayor of New York City, Bill de… Read More
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Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy 2016 Legislative Session Highlights For Children, Youth and Families FOSTER CARE The Department of Human Services Pinnacle Plan: The FY 2017 budget includes SB 694, which requires the Department of Human Services to appropriate funds to… Read More
The health and prosperity of Oklahoma’s families and communities requires an investment in early experiences and supporting relationships between infants, toddlers and their caregivers and is a primary prevention strategy to paying for negative health and social outcomes later. The… Read More
When the Institute released its policy priorities last month, the list included protecting programs and interventions that strengthen families. This may appear very vague. But the truth is that supporting families is at the heart of our policy interests because… Read More