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The Four Essential Elements of Implementing Trauma Informed Care: A New Framework

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From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon Hello to you all, We will be launching a newsletter in January and will be sharing new offerings for learning and ways to connect during 2022. In the meantime, I wanted to share a new way I am approaching implementing trauma The Four Essential Elements of Implementing Trauma Informed Care: A New Framework

TIO’s Research Page Offers Opportunity for Collaboration and Collective Learning

February 23, 2021 From Stephanie Sundborg, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation, Trauma Informed Oregon With this newsletter’s theme focused on collaboration and mutuality, I thought it is a great time to introduce the research page on Trauma Informed Oregon’s website.  In the spirit of collaboration, my hope with the TIO’s Research Page Offers Opportunity for Collaboration and Collective Learning

How I Went from Powerless to Now Empowering

August 12, 2020 From Breanna Bell, Current MSW Student and Youth Advocate, Former Better Futures Youth I knew from a very young age the type of social worker I wanted to be. Since my entrance to the world of foster care I had far too many social work “professionals” in How I Went from Powerless to Now Empowering

Empowering Youth to be Our Future Leaders

August 11, 2020 From Caitlan Wentz, Suicide Prevention Coordinator with Youth Era How does empowering youth lead us to a brighter future? Youth are the future, and empowering them to use their voice is important because they will be our future leaders. Our goal at Youth Era is to help Empowering Youth to be Our Future Leaders

An Incredible Galaxy of Online Peer Support Offerings

June 9, 2020 From Laura Rose, MPA, NFPM Connecting with an individual having lived experience who can listen, understand, relate and grow with us wherever we are in our journey is what we call Peer Support. Wellness is an active dynamic process of change and growth, becoming aware and making An Incredible Galaxy of Online Peer Support Offerings

Meeting Youth Where They’re At

June 8, 2020 From Gina Gervase, Communications Specialist, Youth Era As a youth peer support organization, engaging young people is always our top priority. We know youth love technology so we are always trying new things to see what works. We’ve brought fighting robots to our drop centers, built an Meeting Youth Where They’re At

Trustworthiness, Transparency & the Positive Discipline Approach

From Julia Tomes, M.A.T., Certified Positive Discipline Trainer Take a minute to think of a child you know and care for deeply. Think about all the challenging behaviors that child does and make a mental or written list of those behaviors. It’s probably quite a long list, especially if at Trustworthiness, Transparency & the Positive Discipline Approach

Intentional Peer Support Principles Applied during COVID-19

From Danielle Grondin, Director of Training & Consulting, FolkTime and Samantha Buchholz, MSW Intern, FolkTime Intentional Peer Support (IPS) is a relational framework developed in the 1990s by Shery Mead and others who were active in the consumer/survivor/x-patient movement. It has evolved over the years while engaging many people in Intentional Peer Support Principles Applied during COVID-19

Welcome to the Wellness Center!

From Ann Hargraves, MA, Behavior Specialist, and Jennifer Johnson, MAT, Behavior Specialist, Hillsboro School District, Oregon Like many other school districts, we were struggling mightily with the excessive challenges of unexpected and unsafe behaviors that were happening in our K-2 grade levels. We needed to do something! One of our Welcome to the Wellness Center!

Searching for a Trauma-Informed Provider

From Sky Lockhart, Student Intern, Portland State University’s School of Social Work In our offices at Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) it is not uncommon for the buzz of the telephone to present questions about the wide spectrum of Trauma Informed Care (TIC). Many Oregon residents call TIO seeking a provider Searching for a Trauma-Informed Provider