For Release: December 3, 2019 - Jamie Dukes, Office of Communications (405) 271-5601
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and the Oklahoma Family Support Network (OFSN) is seeking input from organizations as well as private and public agencies to monitor and enhance the development of an effective statewide family support network.
The Oklahoma Family Support Network seeks to promote positive outcomes for all children, families, and communities by leveraging the collective impact of statewide networks and championing quality family support and strengthening practices and policies. Information is being gathered statewide to collect information about established Family Resource Centers (FRC) and community-based resources and to help identify the public’s basic understanding of FRCs and the National Family Support Network. Additionally, the survey will help to assess interest in the OFSN and the development of a statewide resource directory. Officials want to know about existing resources for families and children in communities across the state, and how those resources can be brought together to work collectively.
The survey focuses on awareness, availability, and use of community resources which target children and families. The information will help determine what community-specific programs individuals are aware of and are currently being implemented as well as what is needed.