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Trauma Informed Oregon Happenings May/June 2017

May 31, 2017 From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon Trauma Informed Oregon Review As Trauma Informed Oregon’s (TIO) fiscal year ends (and because I said I would) I wanted to share some highlights from our work these past few years and what we're focusing on next. Our work here at Trauma Informed Oregon mostly falls into the four areas outlined in our framework, which include training and education, policy and investment, implementation and accountability, and centralized resources and community building. Lets look at some numbers [...]

Alternative Breakfast Service Models as a Method for Mitigating the Effects of Trauma

May 22, 2017 From Annie Marges, Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Specialist, Direct Certification Coordinator Hunger Persists in Oregon Oregon continues to be one of a handful of states in which hunger persists, with one in six Oregonians experiencing food insecurity. Furthermore, studies demonstrate that hunger is a public health concern with long-term consequences that reach far beyond the classroom. With this in mind, Child Nutrition Programs have worked with the State Legislature to provide students with additional opportunities to eat breakfast and with partners around the state who [...]

Equity for Common Good in Eastern Oregon – HOPE FOR ALL

May 17, 2017 From Peter Lawson, Member of the Malheur County Equity Team In order to create a long lasting impact, Equity for Common Good in Eastern Oregon created a practical, yet transformational, plan to advance equity by meeting communities where they are and allowing them to set the pace. The very intent of this project is to allow local communities do their own their work in advancing equity. Often in rural, remote, and isolated communities, people feel pressured from outside organizations to take on initiatives that are [...]

Trauma Informed Oregon Happenings March 2017

March 29, 2017 From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon Across the State It has been quite the winter here in Portland and around Oregon with snow, rain, floods, some more rain, and a few rare sun breaks. In January, the Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) staff took a day to reflect on what’s been accomplished and began discussing where we would like to direct our efforts. The ideas and needs you express to us when we visit your communities is what influences these decisions. I am [...]

Office of Equity & Inclusion and the Legislative Session

March 27, 2017 From Danielle Droppers, MSW, Regional Health Equity Coalition Coordinator, Office of Equity and Inclusion a Division of the Oregon Health Authority Tracking Legislation One of the many functions of the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is to review and analyze legislative bills (i.e. proposed laws) during session. Since Oregon’s 2017 legislative session began on February 1, OEI has been busy reviewing, analyzing, and tracking over 70 bills. In our analyses, OEI uses an equity lens to critically evaluate and consider various unintended consequences of [...]

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Trauma Informed Oregon Happenings January 2017

January 30, 2017 From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon Happy New Year! As Diane Yatchmenoff mentioned in her last blog, I am stepping into the role of Director of Trauma Informed Oregon this month. Diane and I have been working together for over 14 years and our Trauma Informed Care work has been an exciting way to combine our strengths and passions. Her contributions to the field are invaluable and have provided a foundation for change well into the future. I will miss her daily presence, [...]

Trauma Informed Oregon Happenings November 2016

November 30, 2016 From Diane Yatchmenoff, Ph.D, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon Transitions at Trauma Informed Oregon We are in a period of growth and change at Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) these days, and I want to share some of our news as we look towards 2017 and beyond. First, I am very pleased to announce that the Oregon Health Authority has included Trauma Informed Oregon in the budget for 2017-19, so we are assured of the capacity to continue our work into the next biennium. We’re grateful to [...]

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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 [...]

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Jackson County Addresses Trauma in the Courtroom

November 24, 2016 From Lisa C. Greif, Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Impact of Trauma In 2013, the Jackson County Casey Team, as part of the effort to safely and equitably reduce the number of children in foster care, determined that it would be beneficial to educate our community on the impact of trauma in the child welfare system. We subsequently entered into a partnership with the Trauma Informed Care Project at Portland State University (PSU). Training On February 28, 2014, we held a training on trauma informed care [...]

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Trauma Leads to Behaviors That Bring Girls to Juvenile Justice

November 23, 2016 From Pam Patton, State and National Liaison Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls The Coalition's Goal The Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls (Coalition) received a one-year grant (4/2016 - 3/2017) from the National Girls Initiative for a project to set the foundation for change in Oregon’s Juvenile Justice System for girls. The Coalition’s project goal is to begin the process of integrating a trauma-informed and gender-responsive approach into the full juvenile justice continuum, with a focus on initial contact and intake. [...]

November 23rd, 2016|Around Oregon|1 Comment