Winds of Change

The Lone Oak team have extensive backgrounds in child welfare, juvenile justice, education, behavioral health, and other child serving systems. Lone Oak was created as an innovative program to rethink and address the need for innovation in child serving systems. The need for change in services for children and families is well known with many individuals and groups working to make improvements. However, many of these solutions are "tilting at windmills," focusing on issues that do not solve the real problem. To further improve services, Lone Oak has created Windmills of Change; an initiative to utilize research, collaboration, and experience in the field to make valuable improvements to children and family services. 



Lone Oak is dedicated to supporting and informing practice with research. By conducting ethical research, we hope to build upon and help inform other practitioners and policy with data. 



Lone Oak collaborate with other stakeholders and partners in the field to provide solutions to systemic challenges. 



With over 60 years of combined experience, the team at Lone Oak understands the systemic changes needed to improve our child serving organizations.