TIO Talk – November/December 2019

TIO tagline "Promoting Prevention. Committed to Wellness."

2019 • November/December Issue  |  Welcome to Trauma Informed Oregon Talk, our e-newsletter! Read about the latest happenings at Trauma Informed Oregon, community conversations we have heard, trauma informed activities across the state, and trauma informed tools and resources we have learned about or added to our website. Check out traumainformedoregon.org for details.

Trauma Informed Oregon News

Conference Highlights: Connecting People, Practices, and Communities

Mandy Davis, Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, provides her reflections on the Trauma Informed Care in Oregon Conference. We hope some of the takeaways and resources are helpful for those who could and those who could not attend. Read more from Mandy Davis in her blog post… 

Upcoming Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model (TREM) Facilitator’s Training Opportunity

Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) is offering a two-day TREM Facilitator’s training at Portland State University on January 23 and 24, 2020. If you would like more information, email info@traumainformedoregon.org or call 503-725-9618.

Community Ideas

Accomplishing Something Special

Steffannie Roaché, Consultant, Coach, and Counselor, shares her thoughts on how the Trauma Informed Care in Oregon Conference provided a space where history, trauma, and the need for social change could be a focus. She hopes the momentum created can bring transformation. Read more in Steffannie Roaché’s blog post…

Trauma-Informed Practices Can Save Lives

Another contributor who attended the conference, Vanessa Nordyke, Salem City Councilor and Mental Health Advocate, found the conference to be a game-changer. She learned about the importance of trauma-informed workplaces and how they create a stronger and more capable workforce. Read more from Vanessa Nordyke in this blog post…

Loving So Deeply Freedom Follows

In her work to improve the health and well-being of our communities, Erin Fairchild, Violence Intervention & Prevention Systems Manager, shares how she experienced the conference and provides us with important takeaways from this gathering. Read more from Erin Fairchild in this blog post…

Creating Cultures of Care

A Culture of Care Initiative has been awarded in Central Oregon to develop and strengthen trauma-informed cultures in the education system. Three of the coaches attended the Trauma Informed Care in Oregon Conference to learn from other sectors, acquire strategies, and make connections. Read more from Amy, Amber, and Erin in their blog post…

Coming Together in Pain and Hope

Lacey Sheppard, a Behavioral Health Consultant in Central Oregon, attended the conference with the hope of learning and growing from the experience. She shares her takeaways from the conference that exceeded her expectations. Read more from Lacey Sheppard in her blog post…

Youth Held Space to Heal the Pain of Adults

S. Renee Mitchell shared her thoughts, as well as attendee’s comments, in a blog on her website that we have reposted. We hope you gain learning and understanding from these reflections. Thanks Renee! Read more from Renee Mitchell in her blog post…

New Tools

Reflection: Trauma-Informed Conference

Shirley Rubio Blake offers thoughts about the conference and how she’s been inspired by all that is happening around the state to offer more trauma informed care presentations in her area. Shirley participated in a Train the Trainer cohort and can offer trainings in Spanish. Please see the Trainer Database on our website for more training possibilities. Read more in Shirley Rubio Blake’s blog post…

Brain Architecture Game

Hillary Harrison, System of Care Policy Coordinator at Oregon Health Authority, shares with us The Brain Architecture Game. This game is an easy way to give people of just about any age or stage a view of brain development that illustrates the importance of supports and how we are all different. It’s simple to set up and takes about 45 minutes to a little over an hour to play.

Trauma Informed Care in Oregon Conference Keynote

Rather than center one voice for the keynote, we chose to invite you all to contribute selfie videos answering a few questions regarding trauma informed care (TIC). Yamhill County, in fact, went above and beyond to create their own mixed compilation (first video below).

It was so wonderful to see the final statewide compilation video at the conference, as produced by Outside the Frame, and have YOUR voice be the voice of the keynote speaker! We hope this video can be useful in your work (second video below).


Yamhill County Compilation

Conference Keynote

Training and Education

Training & Education Updates November/December 2019

Ana Hristić, Training and Education Coordinator at Trauma Informed Oregon, tells us about the Train the Trainer Cohort in Lane County given right after the conference. She also offers her thoughts and reflections from the Trauma Informed Care in Oregon Conference. Read more in Ana Hristić’s blog post…

Implementation Updates November/December 2019

How was the conference? What does the data show? Stephanie Sundborg, Research and Evaluation Coordinator for Trauma Informed Oregon, fills us in on the results from the post-conference survey (you can still fill one out, the link is in the blog). Learn more from Stephanie’s blog…

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