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FOR RELEASE: November 12, 2002
Celebrate Thanksgiving and Family Week with Family Activities
The Oklahoma Family Resource Coalition and the Child Guidance Service of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) are promoting “Happy Times Together” as the theme for this year’s Oklahoma Family Week, Nov. 24-30. According to child health officials, it is important for adults to include children in activities at home, at work and at school to develop strong family values. Holidays offer a unique opportunity to include the children in family activities.
“During Thanksgiving Week we focus on the importance of the family and the need for all of us to appreciate and support families. Family Week recognizes the role of families as the basic building block of society and encourages the support of healthy family life and family values,” said State Health Commissioner Dr. Leslie Beitsch.
“We focus on the everyday issues and occurrences central to our core health such as stressing the importance of family traditions, raising the awareness of how to keep families strong, encouraging family and community interdependence and addressing work and family issues,” Beitsch said.
Health officials have developed flyers that suggest activities to use at home, at school, and in the workplace to promote families doing fun things together. Some examples include:
In the Workplace:
For more information about Family Week or to receive copies of the flyers, contact Donna Jones, OSDH Family Week Chairman, at 918-696-7292.
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