Tulsa County Family & Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences is an applied field of study that offers solutions to problems faced by individuals, families, and communities. Programs focus on the welfare of individuals and families by improving their quality of life. All programs emphasize life skills crucial to effective development and management of human resources.
Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Stacey Jones, FCS Educator, or call (918) 746-3706. Other classes maybe added during the year or if class gets filled up. Listed below
are the classes offered:
- Spices and Herbs – March 15th – $5 and limit of 20 participants
- Drying – April 12th – $10 and limit of 10 participants
- Jelly Canning – May 24th – $25 and limit of 8 participants
- Jam Canning – June 14th – $25 and limit of 8 participants
- Salsa Canning - July 5th – $25 and limit of 8 participants
- Pressure Canning - Aug 9th – $25 and limit of 8 participants
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Pressure Canner Gauge Testing
The OSU Extension Office can check the Gauge on a Pressure Canner to ensure it is reading accurately at 5, 11 and 15 pounds pressure. Accuracy of a gauge can assist in proper processing. Under processed food can pose a food safety issue for self stability. Over processed foods can cause quality issue for your product.
Call the Extension Office ahead of time to make sure the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator is available to check your equipment, or drop off your lid with gauge attached.
Use reliable Food Preservation Resources to ensure your garden produce is Food Safe for your family all year long. Not every recipe you see has been tested for self-life. The most up-to-date preservation research was published in 2009. Home canning can be a delicious and nutritious option for your family, but make sure you are not introducing food borne illness along with it!
The National Center for Home Food Preservation website has detailed recipes, educational resources and teaching videos for those interested in Home Food Preservation.
CO-PARENT FOR RESILIENCE PROGRAM
Parents who are, or soon will be “ex-spouses” must still work together to benefit their child. The title “Co-parenting for Resilience” refers to strategies divorcing parents can use to work together to help their children be “resilient,” or to bounce back from the effects of a divorce and return to a normal life.
Additionally, some people may be asked to take this class for issues related to custody, paternity, legal separation, contempt, step-family break up, etc. Because the goals of Co-Parenting for Resilience class focus on helping the children, it addresses these situations as well.
The Co-parenting for Resilience program uses a combination of lecture, discussion, video, exercises, and example/role-playing to help parents discover new ways to help their children adjust to the divorce. The program lasts between 3-4 hours and addresses the following topics:
- The divorce process, the emotions and experiences of each person. How the parent-child relationship changes following divorce.
- How children experience divorce, the effects of stress on children, and what they need to be successful.
- How to talk to children about divorce.
- Developing a co-parenting plan.
- How to manage conflict with a co-parent
- Using mediation to resolve disputes.
- Financial obligations of child rearing.
- Helping children adjust to parent separation as well as transitioning between homes.
- Helping both parents stay involved in their children’s lives.
- Family violence and other red flags.
- Reconciliation as an option for some.
We know that you want the best for your children and look forward to working with you to accomplish this goal.
Steps for the on-site class registration process
- Print and fill out the registration form
- Prior to the class, you need to complete a survey.
- Put the printed survey form, the completed printed registration form, and a check or cash for the class fee of $40 in an envelope and return it to your County Extension office. Once the county office receives your forms and payment, they will register you for the next available class.
Tulsa County OSU Extension
Co-Parenting for Resilience
4116 E. 15th St.
Tulsa, OK 74112