Child Abuse Prevention Month 2023

Bartlesville, Oklahoma – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In recognition, Ray of Hope Advocacy Center plans to place 347 pinwheels in the green space at Unity Square. Each pinwheel represents a confirmed victim of child abuse in the … Continued

Ray of Hope is Hiring: Court Advocate

Applications due: November 01, 2022 Ray of Hope is a 501(c)3 multi-service organization that is committed to helping adult and child survivors and their families find the services they need in ONE place to recover from child abuse, domestic violence, … Continued

Child Abuse Awareness Month 2021

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – Ray of Hope Advocacy Center unveils plans throughout April that will honor Child Abuse Awareness Month locally. In April, Ray of Hope plans to place 257 pinwheels in the green space at Unity Square. Each pinwheel represents … Continued

ACE Interface Master Trainer

NEAR Science is coming to an Oklahoma community near you! Oklahoma will soon have 30 certified Master Trainers prepared to engage and motivate individuals and communities to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and improve well-being. The ACE Interface Master Trainer … Continued

Crisis could increase cases of domestic abuse.

By Sharon Bishop-Baldwin For the Examiner-Enterprise Home, safe home is the order of the day these days, but not everyone feels the security of domestic bliss. For victims of abuse, the thick walls of a home that are meant to … Continued

Winter Weather

Get to the grocery store. Now. Winter weather is coming. You may never again have access to milk or bread.   Ok, so this is obviously an exaggeration. Though, sometimes it can seem that winter warnings in our area become … Continued

Winter Ideas

Can we be honest? January and February may be our least favorite months of the year. The holiday excitement has come and gone, it’s typically cold, it’s grey and spring is still months away. Did we mention the sickness and … Continued

Talking Tragedy Las Vegas

After learning of this week’s horrific terror attack in Las Vegas, many of us are watching and reading the news still trying to intellectually and emotionally comprehend. But what do you do when you realize your five year old walked … Continued

Supporting New Parents

No matter how much you organize, practice, read and plan, nothing fully prepares you for parenthood. Having a baby changes your life. It doesn’t matter if it is your first child or your seventh.  You face long nights and a … Continued

Summer Child Care 2018

When the last school bell rings, most kids cheer for summer! But many parents are left scrambling to find childcare options. Whether you choose a formal child-care center, family day care or hire an older student to help run your … Continued