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FOR RELEASE: June 8, 2006
District XVII Task Force Holds Public Meeting to Plan Family Services
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Family Support and Prevention Service will host a series of public hearings statewide to allow citizens and service providers to express ideas and provide input for planning new programs for families’ needs specific to their community.
The District XVII Task Force that covers Kay, Noble and Osage counties will hold its public hearing on Monday, June 19, 2006, at 7 p.m. in Ponca City at the Pioneer Technology Center, 2101 N. Ash.
“Parenting is rewarding, but challenging. All parents need support at some point in time. The support can come from family and friends, but also from the variety of services our communities offer,” states Barbara Young and Jan Justice, District XVII Co-Coordinators.
The District XVII Task Force wants to assure that the services offered to families are meeting their needs. While some parents seek educational information, others may desire more individualized services such as parent education groups, respite and home visits.
In preparation for the hearings, the focus will be on questions such as these:
Participants will be allowed a limited amount of time to provide input on the questions of interest. If you are unable to attend the public hearing, a written submission form may be obtained by contacting the OSDH Family Support and Prevention Service by phone (405) 271-7611, or by email, SherieT@health.ok.gov. Written submissions are due by June 28, 2006.
For further information, please contact Jan Justice, District Task Force Co-Coordinator, at (580) 762-8341.
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