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Get answers to some commonly asked questions about Trauma Informed Oregon below. Please contact us for further explanation of these questions and any additional questions you may have.

  • A centralized repository of information and resources for providers, youth, family members, and stakeholders. For information and links to agencies that provide support, visit our Trauma Informed Resources page.
  • Coordination of training and systems-change efforts across systems and around the state.
  • Workforce development through education and training of professionals in healthcare, social work, education, and other fields that influence children and families.
  • Support for community-based healthcare and related systems to incorporate the principles of trauma informed care into policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Opportunities to share experiences, ideas, and concerns and have input into state policy and local priorities.

For more information visit our About page.

The Oregon State Legislature allocated funds to the Oregon Health Authority Addictions and Mental Health Division (AMH) to promote statewide awareness of the health and social impacts of early life trauma and to strengthen state-wide trauma informed care resources and prevention efforts. AMH contracted with Portland State University, in partnership with Oregon Health & Sciences University, to coordinate this collaborative effort.

As part of our contract with the Oregon Health Authority, TIO offers a limited number of trainings and community forums around the state each year that are open to all. Watch the Events page on this website for upcoming trainings or join the Collaborative to receive invitations. Other fee-based training may be available, depending on availability and the specific need.

TIO training covers foundational knowledge about the impact of trauma and the principles and practices of trauma informed care. Check out the Trainer Database to identify trainers who specialize in particular content areas.

TIO’s Trainer Database lists Oregon-based trainers along with trauma informed workshops and certificates that are available. The database also contains people who provide training on trauma specific services.

TIO staff are available for initial phone consultation with organizations that are seeking assistance to implement trauma informed care. In some instances, we may be able to provide a limited amount of ongoing support or referrals to others who have the expertise to help. Use info@traumainformedoregon.org or visit the Contact page to get in touch with us.

In conjunction with training, TIO has also sponsored community forums, creating an opportunity for providers, persons with lived experience, and other stakeholders to come together to share what they are doing and to find ways to work together.

Implementation Workshops may also be offered to assist providers and cross-system efforts move beyond training into action. Contact info@traumainformedoregon.org for more information.

Individuals who are interested in trauma informed care and the work of TIO are encouraged to join the Collaborative here. You’ll receive invitations to TIO sponsored events or other important information we disseminate. The TIO Newsletter, Trauma Informed Oregon Talk, is a bi-monthly source for information and updates as well.

Sign up here for regular updates on our activities, what we’re hearing from partners around the state, and new resources we can offer.