Family & Community

Religion helps Oklahoma’s fight against illicit drug use and overdoses

Strong families are the foundation of healthy communities, upward economic mobility, and a robust civil society. Unfortunately, Oklahoma families aren’t flourishing the way they once were.

J. Scott Moody , Wendy Warcholik
December 11, 2017
Budget & Tax, Family & Community

'Dragalicious' for kids, 'Ru Paul’s Drag Race,' get Oklahoma government support

Smoking and second-hand smoke are health risks. So are many other behaviors.

Staff Reports
September 26, 2017
Family & Community

Hope for foster kids

At any given time, there are several thousand Oklahoma children in foster care, often due to abuse or neglect.

Jonathan Small
July 14, 2017
Family & Community

Taxpayers bear the cost of the ‘love triangle’

As a mother and a conservative, I hold these two commitments simultaneously: (1) Society is measured by how it treats its most vulnerable members, including children, and, so, we do have a collective responsibility to meet the needs of children and (2) A limited government is more conducive to human flourishing than an expansive one.

Tina Korbe Dzurisin
October 10, 2016
Family & Community

Women Think for Themselves

Two years ago this summer, I resigned my position as a director of communications to become a so-called “stay-at-home mom.” At eight months pregnant with my first baby, I knew I wanted to devote myself full-time to civilizing my children and to ordering my household.

Tina Korbe Dzurisin
September 1, 2016
Family & Community

Oklahoma Pinnacle Plan

The Oklahoma Pinnacle Plan came about as a result of the settlement of a class action lawsuit in 2012.

Ed Lake
June 28, 2016
Family & Community

Improvements in Child Welfare System Encouraging

Oklahoma has made a substantial and wise investment over the past four years in improving its child welfare services. I have the privilege of leading the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the opportunity to see and hear stories every day that demonstrate why we do this work with such passion. This work isn’t just about following sound and effective policies and practices; it’s about people—children, families, foster parents, and case workers.

Ed Lake
June 28, 2016