Welcome to Trauma Informed Oregon Talk, our e-newsletter! Learn 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 added to our website. Check out traumainformedoregon.org for details.

Trauma Informed Oregon News

Trauma Informed Oregon Happenings
Check out the latest blog post for updates on Trauma Informed Oregon activities, training, and current systems change efforts.  Read More…

Bring Youth to the Table

One way to be a trauma informed organization is to have youth involvement on boards, committees and in policy development. Read a young adult’s view on why this is essential for the health of an agency, the staff and youth. Find resources and websites for agencies and others interested in beginning to partner with youth. Read more…

Community Ideas

Hope and Empowerment: The Role of Family Partners

We are receiving feedback from community members on ways to improve our many systems and the families who are navigating them. Read about an organization that is committed to supporting these families. Executive Director, Sandy Bumpus, of Oregon Family Support Network shares her story with us about the role of the family partner. Read More…

Trauma Informed Oregon is working with the community and the state to assist in continuing the conversation on collaboration efforts and implementation of Trauma Informed Care across all systems. We welcome you to join this conversation by sending your ideas to info@traumainformedoregon.org.

Trauma Informed Action

Trauma Informed Oregon Goes on the Road
We’ve scheduled four open meetings and/or training events this spring to provide opportunities for partners and stakeholders all over the state to come together to talk about preventing or ameliorating the impact of adverse childhood experiences and creating a truly trauma informed system of care for children, adults and families in Oregon. Agendas will include an update from Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) staff on our progress, plans and priorities as well as a chance for you to tell us what you’re doing and what you need.

Registration for Grants Pass is below. Seaside and Pendleton invites will be sent out soon. We’ve planned for these events to reach different parts of the state, but anyone is welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. The dates are:

  • Bend, Thursday, April 16: START training and information session especially for healthcare providers.
  • Bend, Friday, April 17: TIO Forum; Core Trauma Informed Care Training; Youth MOVE, Introduction to Youth as Policy Partners.
  • Grants Pass, Friday, May 29: TIO Forum; Youth MOVE Training. Register for the Forum here. Register for the Training here.
  • Seaside, Friday, June 12: Core Trauma Informed Care Training; Youth MOVE Introductory Session.
  • Pendleton, June 19: Youth MOVE training; additional details to come.

New Tools

Toolkit for Homeless Services
Given the high rates of traumatic exposure among families who are experiencing homelessness, it has become clear that understanding trauma and its impact is essential to providing quality care in shelters and housing programs.

The National Center on Family Homelessness has developed a toolkit for service providers with concrete guidelines for how to modify their practices and policies to ensure that they are responding appropriately to the needs of families who have experienced traumatic stress. The organizational assessment in this toolkit has been helpful for multiple service sectors. To access the toolkit visit http://www.familyhomelessness.org/media/90.pdf


April 15, 2015

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