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Trauma Informed Care and Resilience – TIO Happenings November/December 2017

December 5, 2017 From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon Some of you have heard me talk about a conference I attended in D.C. last November titled International Conference on Building Personal and Psychosocial Resilience for Climate Change. During the two-day conference we learned about changes in our climate and how this impacts our biology, psychology and our social and spiritual self. I learned about carbon footprints and changes as a result of temperatures rising—all of which taxed my [...]

December 5th, 2017|TIO News|0 Comments

Suicide, Trauma, and Trauma Informed Care – TIO Happenings September/October 2017

September 28, 2017 From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month and so we are using our September newsletter to highlight what Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) is doing as well as other voices around Oregon. One of TIO’s goals for the next two years is to share resources that connect what we know about suicide with what we know about trauma and trauma informed care. One way we are doing this is by supporting the work of Oregon’s Youth Suicide Intervention [...]

September 28th, 2017|TIO News|0 Comments

Implementation, Training & Education Updates September/October 2017

September 26, 2017 From Ana Hristić, MA, MSW, CSWA, Training and Education Coordinator, Trauma Informed Oregon I am excited about the online launch of Trauma Informed Oregon's (TIO) Discussion Forum, especially as it pertains to training and education! I believe there is a wealth of expertise in the community related to strategies that promote ongoing learning and engagement. As we know, learning can happen in many different arenas through different modalities, so I welcome the online Discussion Forum as yet another tool for sharing knowledge and experience. I'm looking [...]

Natural Disasters . . . Thoughts and Resources

September 7, 2017 From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon I am finding it hard to focus on my "todo" list as thoughts of floods, fires, hurricanes, and deportation swirl around my brain. My thoughts today are about the fear, helplessness, disbelief, anger, sadness, and grief so many across the world are experiencing. I am thinking about indigenous people across the world who are watching their lands being destroyed. I am thinking about those who are houseless, are dependent on medical care, do not have transportation, [...]

Questioning “Business as Usual” – TIO Happenings July/August 2017

August 1, 2017 From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon A Few Changes Along with changes to the Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) website, you might notice that our newsletter has a bit of a new look. We've changed the template slightly and we're also focusing our newsletters - and my TIO Happenings blog post - around a particular theme. I will be sharing my own perspective on that theme as well as connecting the blog to what's going on at TIO. If you haven't subscribed to our [...]

Implementation, Training & Education Updates July/August 2017

August 1, 2017 From Ana Hristić, MA, MSW, CSWA, Training and Education Coordinator, Trauma Informed Oregon Changes to the Resources for Training & Education Page The new and improved TIO website features some great ways of organizing the wealth of resource we have collected over the years. I wanted to highlight an area that may be of interest to those who 1) participate in a TIO training and/or 2) wish to share the information they've learned. We've uploaded slides for some of the trainings that we currently deliver. [...]

Changes to the Website

August 1, 2017 From Diane Yatchmenoff, PhD, Special Projects, Trauma Informed Oregon and Camilla Pettle, Assistant Manager, Trauma Informed Oregon What's New? As the list of resources on the Trauma Informed Oregon website has grown over time, some of you have told us that it was getting cumbersome to navigate. With the help of our amazing website guru, Brittany Smith of Build Social, we came up with a solution! We are excited to announce that we’ve just completed a significant restructuring of the Resources section. We think the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

March 29th, 2017|TIO News|1 Comment