Suicide Prevention: Arts, Healing & Resiliency

The Arts & Healing Resiliency Center, founder-director Diane Kaufman, MD Dear friends, September is Suicide Prevention Month. Everyday is Suicide Prevention Day. On behalf of saving lives, I am offering these resources to you. “Don’t Give Up” is a poignant and powerful song, animated video, and pubic service announcement on overcoming the despair that can lead to suicide. The song, video, and public service announcement include the national suicide prevention lifeline number. All of these resources are available free of charge. Please post on your websites, social media, and [...]

August 27th, 2021|Events|

Why I ROCK Girls Conference 2021

 Sherrelle Jackson, MSW, LCSW, Mom, Stepmom, Event Organizer The Why I ROCK Girls Conference celebrates its 5th anniversary this year. First featured in our TIO Newsletter in 2017, the Conference grew from 60 girls to more than 120 pre-COVID. Last year with COVID the in-person conference was canceled, but with support from community it was able to successfully pivot to a virtual conference that despite its last minute nature had more than 50 girls in attendance. This year we again capped registration for our virtual conference at 50 girls [...]

August 2nd, 2021|Events|

Preparing People for Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest

November 27, 2017 From Bob Doppelt, International Transformational Resilience Coalition Coordinator A sold out conference was held November 15–16 at Portland State University to launch a movement to make the Pacific Northwest the first trauma-informed human resilience-enhancing region in the US for climate change-enhanced—and other—traumas and toxic stresses. Preparing People for Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest, organized by the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC), drew people from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, British Columbia, and from as far away as Louisiana and Massachusetts. Conference Focus The conference [...]

November 27th, 2017|Community Ideas, Events|

Why You Should “Rock Out” for the Girls Conference this Summer!

July 25, 2017 From Sherrelle Jackson, MSW, LCSW, Mom, Stepmom, Event Organizer The Why I Rock Girls Conference happening this summer, August 17 & 18 is the first of its kind. It's the first to specifically target a demographic of young girls of color grades 6-9. It's the first to boast a celebration of historical and current women of color leaders from Portland. It's the first that specifically focuses on young black/African-American girls. And is the first to include such notable women like the Honorable Judge Adrienne Nelson, Senator Margaret Carter, [...]

August 16th, 2017|Events|

Implementation, Training & Education Updates May/June 2017

May 25, 2017 From Ana Hristić, MA, MSW, CSWA, Training and Education Coordinator, Trauma Informed Oregon Train the Trainer Pilot was a great success! We were fortunate enough to host 18 community partners from across the state and across industries. During the two and a half days, we journeyed through each of the ten learning objectives of the Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) Foundations of Trauma Informed Care curriculum. We also created partnership and support regarding facilitation best practices. I especially enjoyed seeing folks customize the content with their [...]

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 [...]

September 26th, 2016|Events, TIO News|

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 [...]

July 23rd, 2016|Events|

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 [...]

April 14th, 2015|Events, TIO News|
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