Workforce Wellness

The Importance of Imagination – Active Optimism and Resilience

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From Christy da Rosa, MSW, LICSW, Research Assistant, Trauma Informed Oregon Burnout in Activism I recently had a conversation with a childhood friend about climate change: how climate disasters are increasing in severity and frequency across the world, and the immense toll it has had on her. She told me, The Importance of Imagination – Active Optimism and Resilience

Building a Sustainable Workforce

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From Lisa Ladendorff, LCSW, Director of Development and Training, Northeast Oregon Network; Connie Sherrard, MSW, Training Program Manager, Northeast Oregon Network; and Kinda Cable, Training Program Project Manager, Northeast Oregon Network Historically, western societies have viewed natural resources as something endlessly available, to be used for our benefit, with little Building a Sustainable Workforce

A Funny Thing Happened… Climate and Resilience

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From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon A funny thing happened on the way to writing this blog. The theme this quarter was to be Climate and Culture, one of the Four Essential Elements that focuses on how organizations build a climate and culture that embodies trauma informed A Funny Thing Happened… Climate and Resilience

Our Climate Crisis and the Unbearable Interconnectedness of Issues

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From Danielle Grondin, Instructional Designer, Trauma Informed Oregon When I sit down and try to synthesize my feelings about our climate crisis, I also hold the heartbreak of the multitude of issues that are tangled in this topic. A sense of overwhelm rises to the forefront. With so many entry Our Climate Crisis and the Unbearable Interconnectedness of Issues

The Pandemic Exposes Serious Risks and Challenges for Melanated Nurses and Allied Healthcare Workers

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From Steffanie Roache, MS, LPC The coronavirus continues to have a devastating impact on the health of many Oregonians, but especially for communities of color, who are 30 times more likely to experience the most serious risk from exposure to the virus [1]. These same communities are already reeling from The Pandemic Exposes Serious Risks and Challenges for Melanated Nurses and Allied Healthcare Workers

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

Black Lives, TIC, and Workforce Wellness: Part 2

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June 23, 2020 Michelle Lewis, MSW, Steffannie Roache, MS, LPC, Roberta Hunte, PhD, and Rebecca Davis, MA, CSWA, come together for part two of connection and conversation. For Black people watching this, I hope it provides a sense of validation, celebration, and healing. For white people watching this, I invite you to Black Lives, TIC, and Workforce Wellness: Part 2

Black Lives, TIC, and Workforce Wellness: Part 1

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June 11, 2020 Michelle Lewis, MSW, Kitty Miller, LCSW ,Tonya Jones, MSW, Steffannie Roache, MS, LPC, Charlie McNeely, MA and Anthony Jordan, MPA, CADCII, come together to share what’s alive for them right now and what they see as the intersection between Black Lives/Wellness, Trauma Informed Care (TIC), and Workforce Wellness. Black Lives, TIC, and Workforce Wellness: Part 1

Creating a Trauma Informed Space in Online Platforms

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May 18, 2020 Shilo George, MA (of Łush Kumtux Tumtum Consulting) and Christine Whitaker (TIO’s Train the Trainer participant) talk with Ana Hristić about ways to inform online learning spaces through the lens of trauma informed care. As many of our daily activities (including our team meetings, trainings, and case Creating a Trauma Informed Space in Online Platforms

Being Inclusive in Your Incident Response

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May 11, 2020 From Ursula Loret de Mola, Teacher, Alliance High School at Benson Campus Mariya Klimenko,  Coordinator, Outreach and Events at TriMet Transit Equity, Inclusion and Community Affairs Alberto Moreno, Director of the Office of Equity and Multicultural Services, Department of Human Services Ana Hristić, MA, LCSW, Director of Being Inclusive in Your Incident Response