TIO Talk – September/October 2019

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2019 • September/October 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

The Importance of Practicing What We Learn


Training is one of the many ways to learn. However, to integrate trauma-informed approaches, more needs to be done than one training. Mandy Davis, Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, shares her thoughts on how to provide further opportunities to learn. Read more from Mandy Davis in her blog post… 

Registration Closed (wait list only) for the Trauma Informed Care Statewide Conference

Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) is excited to host a statewide conference in Sunriver, Oregon from October 16-18, 2019. We’re excited to have 350+ attendees! The conference is full and registration is now closed, but we have added a wait list option. 

We still have available seats for the three pre-conference workshops the morning of October 16th and CEUs are available!

Community Ideas

Important Steps: Becoming a Trauma-Informed Organization


In an effort to serve those who need it most, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is incorporating trauma informed care into their services and policies. Mary Sepulveda tells us all about the process. Read more in Mary Sepulveda’s blog post…

Building Resilience in the Youth We Serve


Rachel Schutz, Vice President of Club Services and Trauma Informed Specialist, shares how the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Portland Metro Area are committed to trauma informed care and how they are operationalizing these concepts to promote resilience. Read more from Rachel Schutz in this blog post…

Providing Trauma Informed Care Education in a Large Healthcare System: Where to Start?

It may seem like a daunting task to implement trauma informed care in a large healthcare system, but as Ann Kirby, Executive Director Care Management, tells us, it is possible. Read more from Ann Kirby’s blog post…

Trauma Informed Care and Parent Education


Michelle Homer-Anderson spoke with a few folks in Southern Oregon about ways they are working to help parents understand trauma and its impact through trauma-informed practices and parent education. Read more in this blog post…

New Tools

Training for Change


If you’re interested in a learning more about systems change and trauma-informed practices, there’s a book for you! Dr. Alisha Moreland, Executive Director, OHSU Avel Gordly Center for Healing and Assistant Professor, OHSU School of Medicine, has written a book on this topic. Read more in Dr. Moreland’s blog post…

Supporting Schools in Their Efforts to Become Trauma Informed: Focus on Training


321Insights has created toolkits and other resources for schools interested in becoming trauma informed. Alia Jackson and Dr. Rick Robinson share helpful ways to implement a trauma-informed approach. Read more from Alia Jackson and Dr. Rick Robinson in their blog post…

Key Terms Tool


Through listening sessions, Trauma Informed Oregon has learned that it would be helpful to have a document that lists key terms that are helpful in understanding the wide impact of trauma. Here is a draft of what we have developed. Your input is important. Read more about key terms in this blog…

Training and Education

Training & Education Updates September/October 2019


Developing a training plan is very important for trauma-informed efforts. Ana Hristić, Training and Education Coordinator at Trauma Informed Oregon, offers important tips on how to incorporate more training in your organization, which can provide successful outcomes. Read more in Ana Hristić’s blog post…


Implementation Updates September/October 2019


Stephanie Sundborg, Research and Evaluation Coordinator for Trauma Informed Oregon, is going to become a regular contributor in this section since there is so much going on. We know many of you want information about measuring your implementation efforts and this blog might help! Learn more from Stephanie’s blog…

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