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|

Training and Education Updates July/August 2019

August 8, 2019 From Ana Hristić, MA, LCSW, Training and Education Coordinator, Trauma Informed Oregon In our Foundations of Trauma Informed Care (TIC) training, we spend a lot of time clarifying the difference between trauma specific service and trauma informed care. While TIC focuses on practices, procedures, and policies that reflect the organization's knowledge of adversity and trauma, trauma specific service seeks to alleviate the symptomology of trauma for the person or family. For organizations that come into contact with people who have experienced trauma and adversity, it [...]

Climate Disruption and Psychological Trauma: Preparing for the Worst Makes the Best Sense

July 30, 2019 From David A. Pollack, MD, Professor Emeritus for Public Policy, Oregon Health and Science University According to the World Health Organization and other health science experts, climate disruption represents the most urgent and severe public health threat of the 21st century. Concerns have escalated to the point where a coalition of major health groups recently called climate change a “health emergency” and launched the “US Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity.” Although a number of public health concerns and specific climate related physical [...]

Training and Education Updates May/June 2019

June 4, 2019 From Ana Hristić, MA, MSW, CSWA, Training and Education Coordinator, Trauma Informed Oregon One of the joys of my role as the Training and Education Coordinator is that I get to facilitate opportunities for Trauma Informed Oregon's (TIO) content to stay fresh, relevant, and informed. I get energized and inspired by cultivating space and opportunities to learn with others and adjust/refine our messaging and process as a result of the collaboration, relationship, and mutual empowerment that is built. Since our first cohort (two years ago!) [...]

Women Rise Up: Adelante Mujeres

March 29, 2019 From Patricia Alvarado, Director of Education Programs, Adelante Mujeres Adelante Mujeres means “women rise up” in Spanish. We are among the leading nonprofit organizations working to educate and empower low-income Latina women and families in the state of Oregon. From infants to adults, we serve more than 8,000 families through our holistic programs annually. Adelante Mujeres provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to marginalized Latina women and families to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community with programs such [...]

Training & Education Updates January/February 2019

February 12, 2019 From Ana Hristić, MA, MSW, CSWA, Training and Education Coordinator, Trauma Informed Oregon The concept of parallel process in trauma informed care (TIC), underscores the importance of a well workforce in the implementation of TIC. Service providers have a unique position to both have an influence with service users as well as the organization, and similarly may be impacted by both. As we examine Wellness Across the Lifespan in this newsletter, I'd like to share one strategy that we at TIO have used to attend to our own [...]

February 12th, 2019|Training & Education|

Trauma-Informed Care for Every Body

February 4, 2019 From Haley Jones, BS Since the rise of national “obesity” prevention campaigns, the incidence of weight stigma has increased by about 66%. Though efforts to combat “obesity” are well-intentioned, the research is clear: the overemphasis on weight and the value our culture places on “thinness” can encourage disordered eating and have counterproductive effects (NEDA, 2018). Worth $66 billion dollars in the US, the “health and wellness” industry reinforces the belief that the ultimate standard of beauty and health is possessed by those that are heterosexual, [...]

Introducing the TIC Screening Tool: Adding Detail to Implementation

December 13, 2018 From Stephanie Sundborg, PhD, Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Trauma Informed Oregon Over the past several years our understanding about trauma informed care (TIC) implementation has grown and deepened. Before introducing Trauma Informed Oregon’s (TIO) new TIC Screening Tool, it might help to have a brief review of where we’ve been, especially because it feels like we are starting to come full circle. Where We Started The Standards of Practice was the first tool created by TIO to help organizations think about TIC implementation. This comprehensive [...]

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