DHS adds foster care ombudsman position, new complaint process Jan. 8. 2015 -- The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) has created a new position to help resolve problems for foster parents. Lisa Buck, a former foster parent and a professional advocate, has been named as the foster care ombudsman.
January DHS lecture examines early childhood brain development Jan. 6, 2015 – As recent president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Robert Block has a unique perspective when looking at a child’s developing brain. “To succeed as a nation,” Block says, “we must invest in early childhood health, mental health, education, nutrition, and social stability.” In his upcoming lecture presented by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS), Block examines how children who are exposed to certain “toxic stressors” may develop abnormally when it comes to brain functions.