Antidotes to Consider During a TIC Training

March 3, 2021 From Ana Hristić, MA, LCSW, Director of Education & Workforce Strategies, Trauma Informed Oregon As I seek to answer the question: What is the principle of Collaboration and Mutuality an antidote to, in the context of training for TIC? four distinct areas of consideration arise for me. The principle of Collaboration and Mutuality is an antidote to: Centering only one story Without collaboration in curricula development and facilitation itself, we run the risk of telling only one story. As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reminds us, the [...]

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 research page is to create a space where you can learn from and share with others who are doing the work of trauma informed care (TIC).   As you’ve heard me say before, the evidence base for TIC, while [...]

TIO Creates a Welcome Space for My Thoughts, not Just My Presence

February 13, 2021 From Ivon Cabañas, BSW Intern at Trauma Informed Oregon As a young Mexican American woman of color, my identities have not always been welcomed. It’s important for me to point out that inclusion to me as a person of color means accepting both my body and my mind. Too often I have been invited into spaces where my presence is wanted, but not my thoughts. Through being an intern at Trauma Informed Oregon, however, I have been able to see collaboration and mutuality in action. [...]

Peer Support and Mutual Self-Help as Healing Antidote

June 11, 2020 From Ana Hristić, MA, LCSW, Director of Education & Workforce Strategies, Trauma Informed OregonA critical aspect of trauma informed care is peer support and mutual self-help, as it is one healing antidote to beliefs and structures that perpetuate oppression.Historically, and currently, our systems (including social service systems) are built on hierarchy and power—student/teacher, teacher/administrator, lawyer/judge, nurse/doctor, doctor/surgeon, etc. In different environments, different social constructs are considered in establishing this hierarchy, including age, education, job title, socio economic status, etc. It has been evident that since the conception [...]

Training & Education Updates January/February 2020

From Ana Hristić, MA, LCSW, Director of Education & Workforce Strategies, Trauma Informed Oregon The Hosting a Meeting Using Principles of Trauma Informed Care handout is a useful compilation of suggestions for all who wish to begin to inform their practices of hosting gatherings using safety (and other principles of Trauma Informed Care (TIC)) as a lens of consideration. Here are some additional ways that I invite physical safety when hosting a training: ensure that all participants know where the restrooms are, and if gender neutral bathrooms are not [...]

February 6th, 2020|Training & Education|

Implementation Updates January/February 2020

From Stephanie Sundborg, PhD, Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Trauma Informed Oregon Over the next year you will notice that Trauma Informed Oregon is centering our newsletters around the principles of trauma informed care (TIC). These principles were first offered by Harris & Fallot (2001) and expanded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (2014) to include:  safety (physical and emotional); trust and transparency; empowerment, voice, and choice; collaboration and mutuality; responsiveness to cultural, historical, and gender issues; and use of peer support. As individuals and organizations work toward TIC [...]

February 6th, 2020|Training & Education|

Training and Education Updates Nov/Dec 2019

December 5, 2019 From Ana Hristić, MA, LCSW, Training and Education Coordinator, Trauma Informed Oregon In reflecting on the conference with a friend, I noted that one way to measure a successful completion of a large project, like putting on a conference, is whether or not the team still feels unified and friendly at its conclusion. With that as the marker, I would call the conference a BIG success :) Here are a few of my favorite things about the conference and accompanying reflections. Foundations [...]

December 5th, 2019|Training & Education|

Implementation Updates Nov/Dec 2019

Stephanie hard at work coloring Patti Dobrowolski's drawings December 5, 2019 From Stephanie Sundborg, PhD, Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Trauma Informed Oregon The Trauma Informed Care in Oregon Conference is over . . . It’s time to sit back, take a few breaths, and reflect on how it went, right? From our perspective it’s important to know, how did it go? What was valuable to participants and what could be improved on? Did the conference provide an opportunity for folks to connect to people, community, and [...]

December 5th, 2019|Training & Education|

Training and Education Updates Sept/Oct 2019

September 26, 2019 From Ana Hristić, MA, LCSW, Training and Education Coordinator, Trauma Informed Oregon Many organizations begin their trauma informed care (TIC) journey with the training of their staff. Training can prepare the platform for content acquisition, as well as for reinforcement of values of an organization’s culture—in this way, training can be thought of as socialization. The development and implementation of a training plan, over time, can thus serve as an antidote to the "one and done" way of training. This (draft) [...]

September 26th, 2019|Training & Education|

Implementation Updates Sept/Oct 2019

September 26, 2019 From Stephanie Sundborg, PhD, Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Trauma Informed Oregon “How might we measure that?” Believe me, I ask this question so often that I’m sounding like a broken record. But in fairness, this question is really at the heart of our attempt to find trauma informed care (TIC) measures. As we talk about training in this newsletter, it’s important to think about the questions we should ask. Here are a few that come to mind: How much training is enough? What does competence [...]

September 26th, 2019|Training & Education|
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