Training & Education

988 and Creative Suicide Prevention

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From Diane Kaufman, MD, Child Psychiatrist, Founder-Director of the Arts & Healing Resiliency Center, Mind Matters, PC You can help raise awareness of 988, the new mental health crisis number. The song “Lift You Up” is a wonderful way to spread awareness of 988. Its loving compassion will encourage a 988 and Creative Suicide Prevention

What’s in a Name: Resilience

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From Christy da Rosa, MSW, LICSW, Research Assistant, Trauma Informed Oregon This month marks my first-year anniversary working with the Disaster Resilience Learning Collaborative (DRLC). The DRLC is a pilot program created in partnership with Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and United Way of Columbia-Willamette. It was inspired by and directly What’s in a Name: Resilience

Education and Training: The First Essential Element of Trauma-Informed Care

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From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon In December I wrote about the 4 Essential Elements of trauma informed organizations or systems. The next several newsletters will cover a specific Essential Element, beginning with this newsletter’s focus on Education and Training. The ways in which all staff are Education and Training: The First Essential Element of Trauma-Informed Care

The Peer Support Principle

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From Eva Dech, International Trainer with Intentional Peer Support, LLC Trauma Informed Application of the Term “Peer Support” In SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma Informed Approach , six principles are identified as fundamental and key to a trauma informed approach. These principles, one of which is The Peer Support Principle

Emphasizing Resilience in TIC Trainings

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From Danielle Grondin, Special Projects, Trauma Informed Oregon Updating Core Content from a Peer Perspective As a person with lived experience with trauma, some training that has been offered under the wider umbrella of trauma informed care (TIC) can sometimes leave me with mixed feelings of hopelessness, frustration, or concern. Emphasizing Resilience in TIC Trainings

Connecting and Relating

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From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon It is 2022! Our newsletter theme – connecting and relating – was inspired by the survey TIO sent out in the Fall asking for your ideas for evolving trauma informed practices and how TIO could support your work. Three themes emerged Connecting and Relating

Rethinking How to Support Teachers’ Emotional Wellbeing in a Time of COVID-19

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From Christy da Rosa, LICSW, TIO Research Assistant Teacher Burnout Since the start of COVID-19 safety precautions last year, I feel more than ever I have heard incredible stories of how our teachers creatively adapt to unprecedented working environments, working hard to keep their students physically and emotionally well. At Rethinking How to Support Teachers’ Emotional Wellbeing in a Time of COVID-19

Nourishing Oregon’s TIC Network

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From Ana Hristić, MA, LCSW, Special Projects, Trauma Informed Oregon We’ve heard the call! TIO’s network of supporters, champions, trainers, and community partners have requested that TIO continue to provide a place for gathering, learning and celebration! In line with TIC, we honor that relationships serve as 1) a buffer Nourishing Oregon’s TIC Network

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

Another Perspective on Black History: The Palenque Village of Colombia

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From Isha-Charlie McNeely, Director of Outreach, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, Trauma Informed Oregon Pre Covid-19, I traveled to Colombia, South America for my birthday. To my friends and me, one appealing aspect of traveling there was researching and learning about a small village known as Palenque which is about 90 minutes from Another Perspective on Black History: The Palenque Village of Colombia