Implementation, Training & Education Updates November 2016

November 28, 2016 From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Co-Director, Trauma Informed Oregon Working Toward a Trauma Informed Judicial System There is no shortage of work to be done for our judicial system to be trauma informed (TI) but I am continually amazed by those who have been doing this work and who are embracing this challenge throughout Oregon. Thank you to Judge Greif and Pam Patton for sharing their efforts in applying trauma informed care. Below I have included other “happenings” that have been shared with me: Training and education [...]

Trauma Informed Oregon Happenings September 2016

September 26, 2016 From Diane Yatchmenoff, Ph.D, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon FAQs for the Trauma Informed Oregon Standards of Practice As partners around the state adopt the Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) Standards of Practice for Trauma Informed Care as a framework for assessment and planning, we are learning more about how it works in practice in different service settings. To address some of the questions that have come up, we recently created a set of FAQs that reflect our best thinking in response. Check it out and send us any feedback [...]

Giving Back to the Community

July 23, 2016 From Isha-Charlie McNeely, BS, Founder, Back-2-School-Fresh, My Life Supervisor Back-2-School-FRESH is Filling the Void of Financial Hardship Back-2-School-FRESH (B2SF) is a non-profit that strives to provide children experiencing adversity and/or at-risk youth with strong and enduring connections to the assets and resources in their community. This is accomplished through an annual fair, which is scheduled for August 28, 2016, that provides free services and donations to all school-aged students. B2SF objective is to help assist low-income and minority families in making sure that each student that is connected [...]

Trauma Informed Oregon Happenings August

August 11, 2015 From Diane Yatchmenoff, Ph.D, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon Good news in healthcare I recently went for a checkup to the eastside Portland Clinic (formerly Portland Family Practice) where I’ve been a patient for years, though I’m highly irregular about preventive routines so don’t get in very often. As I waited to be called back to the exam room, I noticed a Suggestion Box in the waiting room, with a pad of short patient feedback questionnaires sitting next to it, questions like: ‘Were you able to make [...]

Trauma Informed Oregon Happenings April

April 14, 2015 From Diane Yatchmenoff, Ph.D, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon YOU are making Trauma Informed Oregon a Success We’re pleased to report that our website and the newsletter are showing strong signs of interest and endorsement from the Collaborative. We’ve had 3,243 hits on the website this month alone, and the rate at which you are perusing the newsletter is 55% - double the industry standard. Thank you ALL so much for making the time for trauma informed care in your work and helping us stay connected with [...]

Trauma Informed Oregon’s First Collaborative Meeting

November 14, 2014 From: Margaret Cary, MD, MPH, Co-Director, Trauma Informed Oregon On October 10th just over 130 Oregonians gathered to share experiences, learn from each other, and brainstorm ideas about strengthening and dissemination of trauma-informed practices throughout Oregon’s social, health, educational, and judicial services. People commented about their appreciation of working collaboratively with individuals from other organizations and systems of care. More interagency, interdisciplinary discussions were desired. In addition, there was strong motivation to move beyond conversation into measurable action. There was shared aspiration to further increase the [...]

Trauma-Informed Approaches for Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health

October 14, 20154 Check out this up and coming new opportunity to learn about trauma informed work with children, sponsored by SAMHSA! Join the live KSOC-TV (Knowledge Network for Systems of Care) webcast on Monday, October 27 from 11:00am-12:00pm PT. The webisode will explore the principles of a trauma-informed approach and trauma-specific interventions designed to address the consequences of trauma among children, youth and families. The link to watch this webisode on October 27 is: http://fda.yorkcast.com/webcast/Play/2f4496b3fbe54530affa3ae49c1fee571d. Panelists include: Larke Huang, PhD, Director, Office of Behavioral Health Equity at SAMHSA Kay Connors, [...]

October 14th, 2014|Event|0 Comments

Making Connections Conference

October 2, 2014 A conference sponsored by Lane County Health & Human Services, Trillium Community Health Plan and Oregon Health Authority, More than 40 presentations will be offered, covering the latest research and strategies related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and mental health promotion. Anyone working to increase the health and well-being of their community should attend. For more information: call 541-682-3650 or email: Sandy.Moses@co.lane.or.us. Check out the upcoming Making Connections conference November 4-6 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene. It looks like a great opportunity to learn [...]

October 2nd, 2014|Event|0 Comments

ACEs and Trauma Strategy Session with Laura Porter

July 20, 2014 July 10, 2014: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Strategy Session with Laura Porter – Sponsored by Oregon Health Authority Addiction and Mental Health Division (AMH) An educational and productive day-long meeting lead by Laura Porter of ACE Interface, LLC. Members from OHA Addiction and Mental Health Division, OHA Child Health Division, OHA Public Health Division, Oregon Pediatric Society, Oregon Youth Authority, Early Learning Hubs, Oregon Health and Science University, and Portland State University were present. Discussion moved beyond identifying gaps and concerns to brainstorming next steps [...]