Protective Factors

What do going for a run, joining a MOPS group or blowing bubbles in the backyard with your kids all have in common? They’re all “protective factors” that keep families healthy and kids safe!   Your personal protective factors serve … Continued

Foster Help

If you read last week’s column, you know the dire shortage of both traditional and kinship foster families in Oklahoma.  Numerous state officials are pleading with Oklahomans, just like you and me, to consider opening their homes to foster children. … Continued

School Engagement

As parents, we want our kids to be successful both academically and socially. It can be hard to know when to step in and when to let them struggle a little. Where is the line between helicopter parenting and being … Continued

Developing Support 101

“Your life will never be the same.” “It will change everything.” “Get ready.”   Are you launching into orbit on a groundbreaking human expedition to Mars? No, you’re having a baby.   Fast-forward somewhere between four weeks and four years … Continued

How to Support Children in Washington County

Hearing there were 199 confirmed child abuse victims in Washington County feels uncomfortable. It is almost 10 classrooms full of children. It feels like a black mark against our beautiful community; like we somehow failed. It shatters the idyllic, Mayberry-like … Continued

21 Ways to Support

At Ray of Hope, we often receive calls from people who looking for ways to get involved and support our mission to provide hope and support to children and families impacted by abuse. We know there are so many amazing … Continued