DeAnn and her husband Scott Warfel live in Oklahoma City and are the parents of five daughters ages 25 to 12. Three of their daughters are adopted through DHS and two are biological. DeAnn graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law and worked in the health care field for many years; however, God called her home to home educate her children when their health issues became significant. Through the years their family has dealt with many concerns such as epilepsy, autism, bipolar, addiction, anxiety, depression, suicide attempts, self-harm, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, RAD, and many more. DeAnn realized how important it was to find a network of people who could help you through some of these issues and people who could remind you that you are not alone. She has taught classes through the National Alliance on Mental Illness and continues to support families as she can. She currently continues to homeschool the last of her five children.
Oklahoma Family Network: http://oklahomafamilynetwork.org/
National Alliance on Mental Illness: www.nami.org
Valuable site for teaching how to deal with a child who is mentally ill. Helps with teaching communication skills and collaboration skills: www.livesinthebalance.org