Trauma Informed Oregon Happenings March/April 2020

From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon This newsletter is focused on SAMHSA’s Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principle Trust and Transparency. Before we delve into this topic, I want to say that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing trauma, retraumatization, and toxic stress, as well as individual and community resilience. I hope you will see how the principles of TIC are needed in our efforts to prevent and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and related response efforts. For those doing TIC work, I hope that you can find [...]

April 9th, 2020|TIO News|

Implementation Updates March/April 2020

From Stephanie Sundborg, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation , Trauma Informed Oregon This newsletter’s theme is about trust and transparency. These concepts are central to trauma informed care (TIC) during normal times, but during a challenging time like what we’ve been experiencing with COVID-19, they are critical. As I think about trust and transparency as it relates to TIC implementation, one of the common requests for technical assistance comes to mind . . . the request for scripts. People become nervous about being trauma informed (TI) in their [...]

April 9th, 2020|TIO News|

Training & Education Updates March/April 2020

From Ana Hristić, MA, LCSW, Director of Education & Workforce Strategies, Trauma Informed Oregon I hope this blog finds you and your dear ones well. In addition to trying to redefine my “new normal,” in terms of work and personal life, I have been keeping busy staying in touch with many of you. These wonderful moments of connection have birthed several projects including weekly vlogs related to workforce wellness and TIC during a time of incident response. I hope that you find them useful and share them widely! Another mini-project that [...]

April 9th, 2020|TIO News|

Equity Updates March/April 2020 – Actualizaciónes de Equidad Marzo y Abril 2020

From Isha-Charlie McNeely, Director of Outreach, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, Trauma Informed Oregon & Carmen Flores Trustworthiness and Transparency is a Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principle we must now stand on more than ever. This can look different depending on identity and positionality in life, which determines who needs help AND if they are able to access it. It is transparent that a significant number of essential workers are immigrants and are put at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus. They will not fall into some of the protections [...]

April 8th, 2020|TIO News|

Trauma Informed Oregon Happenings January/February 2020

From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon This is our 31st newsletter! Most of our newsletters have had themes based on a sector or population. We are going to do something a bit different in 2020 and focus each newsletter on SAMSHA’s principles of the trauma informed care (TIC). The first of these is safety. As you read the newsletters this year, please let us know if you have ways you’ve put these principles into practice. As we got excited about organizing the newsletter in this way [...]

February 6th, 2020|TIO News|

Trauma Informed Oregon Happenings Nov/Dec 2019

December 5, 2019 From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon It is now December as I write this and I am feeling the pull to hibernate. Though I cannot physically crawl into a hole (my family would probably be annoyed) I do find in this season an opportunity to slow down a bit—a time to go inward, to reflect, and to assess before setting new year’s goals. I am definitely in need of this reflection time because my mind has been full force [...]

December 5th, 2019|TIO News|

Trauma Informed Oregon Happenings Sept/Oct 2019

September 26, 2019 From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon You get the green light and you want (or need) to train up your organization or system to be able to implement Trauma Informed Care (TIC). Where do you start? Who needs to know what by when? Who should deliver the information? How often? How much will it cost? You do a quick internet search for trauma informed training and you get 63,400,000 responses (gulp). You narrow this down to trauma informed training in Oregon and [...]

September 26th, 2019|TIO News|

Trauma Informed Oregon Happenings July/August 2019

August 8, 2019 From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon For this newsletter, I am sharing information in two blogs. Because there is a lot going on, I want to update you on TIO’s happenings separately from my thoughts and musings about legislation and policy, the theme for this newsletter. I wanted to begin with an activity I find helpful at times—bringing awareness to the senses of a season. My summer senses are usually related to food (my favorite is the beautiful mess of biting into [...]

August 8th, 2019|TIO News|

Trauma Informed Care Informing Policy and Legislation

August 8, 2019 From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon Bills, laws, testimony—oh my! As this job has propelled me into policy level work, I have come to respect the importance and limitations of policy efforts at the local, state, and federal level. Oregon is often cited for the state-level work being done that is reflected in policies about how we provide services and how we treat the workforce. In addition, many of you are reviewing organizational policies to see how they hinder or promote healing. [...]

August 8th, 2019|TIO News|

Integration of TIC in the Justice System – TIO Happenings May/June 2019

June 4, 2019 From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon I have avoided writing this blog because there is so much that needs to be addressed regarding the judicial system and trauma – the theme of this newsletter. But of course, it is this avoidance that I, we must resist because avoidance often perpetuates harm. To talk about the judicial system means we have to talk about racism, systemic oppression, power, economics, and trauma and that can feel overwhelming. Even what we call the system can [...]

June 4th, 2019|TIO News|
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