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 connected [...]

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|

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 [...]

November 14th, 2014|Events, TIO News|

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: Panelists include: Larke Huang, PhD, Director, Office of Behavioral Health Equity at SAMHSA Kay Connors, [...]

October 14th, 2014|Events|
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