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 January 2017
Mandy Davis, in her new role as Director of Trauma informed Oregon, brings us up to date on work that’s happening at Trauma Informed Oregon around the state and country. Hear about an on-line course that is being developed, and plans for new resources on the intersectionality of Trauma Informed Care with other models and initiatives.  Read More…

Join the Collaborative or the Trainer Database

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.orgor to offer your training services on the Trainer Database.


Community Ideas

Including the Voice of Those with Lived Experience
Mandy Davis, Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, shares a few thoughts on the importance of peer support in a trauma informed organization or system.  Read More…

Best Practices When Working with Peers in Clinical Settings 
Martha Spiers, Safety Net Services Manager at Clackamas County Behavioral Health’s Centerstone, shares her experience of the steps taken to provide peer support from an outside agency. She also writes about best practices when using peer support.  Read More…

Wraparound Team Planning Process Supports Youth and Their Families
Wraparound Youth Support Partner, Lauren Conn, tells us about a youth-driven support process that helps youth and their families reach their goals. She also discusses the importance of insuring that youth have an active roll in the treatment planning process. Read More…

From Hell to Healing: A Survivor’s Journey
For a personal perspective on how a trauma-informed approach paved a healing path, Malcolm Aquinas, a Peer Recovery Specialist, shares his personal story. Read More…

Community Ideas

Implementation, Training & Education Updates January 2017
Trauma Informed Oregon has a new Training and Education Coordinator! Ana Hristić introduces herself and shares some projects she’s working on for 2017.  Read More…

Connecting with Families and Community on Trauma Informed Care
Oregon Family Support Network has been providing opportunities around the state for families and communities to gather and learn more about trauma and its impact, and the importance of peer support.  Read More…  

New Tools

Peer Support Resources
For information on  peer support, here are a few resources that may be helpful:

Brochure About Trauma and Early Psychosis
The Felton Institute’s Client-Centered Outcomes Research (CCOR) Division has developed a brochure about trauma and early psychosis from a peer’s perspective. Check it out along with resource along with other informative brochures.


January 31, 2017

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