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2019 • January/February Issue  |  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 heard about or added to our website. Check out traumainformedoregon.org for details.

Trauma Informed Oregon News

Wellness Across the Lifespan


Mandy Davis, Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, shares her thoughts on self-care, vicarious resilience, and wellness. How do these concepts intersect and how do we approach them at different times in our lives? Read more from Mandy Davis…

Save the Date!

TIO is planning a conference focusing on Trauma Informed Care in Oregon. The dates are October 16 – 18, 2019, in Sunriver, OR. We’ll keep you updated over the coming months. Thanks to those of you who volunteered to be on our planning committee.


Community Ideas

Wellness: Perspectives from Native Youth


Jessica Johnson, LCSW, has teamed up with Ombria Cassadore, high school sophomore, to tell us about strategies and thoughts Native youth have around wellness and the importance of self-care in their lives. Read more in Jessica Johnson and Ombria Cassadore’s blog post…

Our History with Trauma Informed Care


From experience as a mental health counselor, Holden Leung, Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Health & Service Center, shares how this experience helped create an Integrated and Holistic Services Model that is supportive and empowering for clients. Read more from Holden Leung in this blog post…

Giving Older Adults Voice and Choice in Their Care

Kim Jackson-Whitely, an Older Adult Behavioral Specialist, tells us about a Tri-County multi-agency pilot project that gives older adults a true person-centered approach in their care. Read more from Kim Jackson-Whitely’s blog post…

New Tools

OCDC Trainings for Adults that Focus on Children


Oregon Child Development Coalition has trainings that support trauma informed practice in early childhood care and education. Haley Atherton, Family & Health Services Content Specialist, and Lucy Beltran, Regional Family Education Trainer, provide examples of these trainings that support and teach parents who in turn can support the wellness of their children. Read more in Haley Atherton and Lucy Beltran’s blog posts…

7 Trauma-Informed Workplace Wellness Practices to Strengthen Your Team


Sometimes people talk about trauma-informed practices without actually incorporating them. Ellyn Bell, Executive Director of SAFE of Columbia County, shares 7 ways to create a workplace environment where a team feels truly supported. Read Ellyn Bell’s blog post…

Training and Education

Training & Education Updates

Ana Hristić, Training and Education Coordinator at Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO), is piloting workforce wellness strategies with the TIO team. In her blog, she tells us about one of these strategies. Read more from Ana Hristić …

Trauma-Informed Care for Every Body

Recently, Haley Jones, BS, presented to the Trauma Informed Oregon team about size discrimination. Often presented as “health & wellness,” concepts around weight can be anything but. Read Haley Jones’ blog post…

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