Early infant crying, a parent’s tale: Every parent envisions the day when they bring their child home. We all read parenting books and attempt to prepare ourselves for the “life changing” event that is coming. However, no one explains how you are supposed to deal, cope, handle, adapt or even function when your child cries morning, noon [...]
Primary Prevention Programs & News
Having a baby is a wonderful, joyful experience. It can also be stressful, tiring and at times overwhelming. If you have feelings of sadness, irritability, crying jags, difficulty concentrating, and anxiety days after having a baby you are not alone. Many moms, anywhere from 20-80% experience “baby blues” (Goodman, S. H., & Brand, S. R. [...]
Attachment is defined as the emotional bond between two people. It is the foundation and heart of healthy child development and lays the groundwork for future success in relationships. An attachment can be secure. Meaning that trust is established in the sense a child/infant knows that the parent/caregiver will be emotionally and physically available to [...]
The Never Shake A Baby program at The Parent Child Center of Tulsa is now reaching over 650 mothers of newborn’s each month in local hospitals in Tulsa County while simultaneously educating hundreds of fathers, grandparents, and other caregivers present during program delivery. Research shows that implementing the Period of Purple Crying curriculum reduces the [...]
Matthew Eber, with Parent Child Center in Tulsa, says there are multiple reasons why the that abuse happens. Read or watch the full story.
Be sure and pick up the August issue of TulsaKids Magazine featuring the article “Bringing Dow Bullies.” It features some of the staff here at PCCT and the work we are doing to stop bullying in Tulsa. You can read the article in the digital edition here.
Complimentary Faith Based Community Training FRIDAY, SEPT 14 AND FRIDAY, OCT 19 from 8:30am—2:00pm (Refreshments and lunch will be served) To be held at the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church 13th and South Boston, Tulsa The Front Porch Project® Training brings individuals and communities together to increase awareness about child abuse and neglect issues, acquire valuable intervention skills, and increase comfort [...]
Gone are the days when everyone gathered on the front porch and shared in the life of their community. But the needs of children for a safe and nurturing place to grow-up have not changed. The Front Porch Project® brings individuals and communities together to increase awareness about child safety issues, acquire valuable intervention skills, [...]
This column by The Parent Child Center’s Steve Hahn appears in the May 2012 Online Edition of Tulsa People The movie “Bully” depicts a sobering, even frightening, view of what some children are experiencing in school, some on a daily basis. The tragic reality of suffering that our children experience in school should awaken the advocate within [...]
Jace Burgess beat some tough odds to thrive and grow into a healthy 3-year-old boy. A preemie, he weighed only 1½ pounds at birth. Doctors really didn’t hold out much hope for him and he spent the first six months of his life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a Tulsa hospital. Jace’s biological [...]