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 Summer 2016
Check out Diane Yatchmenoff’s latest blog, written while on jury duty in a county courthouse, attempting to process the events of these past weeks with a trauma informed lens. To keep pace with the expanding movement towards trauma informed care, she also discusses some new TIO website structures and resources.  Read More…


Community Ideas

Trauma Informed Service Delivery in the African American Community
Sahaan McKelvey, Program Manager of Family Stabilization Services at Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI), shares about SEI’s trauma informed service delivery approach and the importance of relationships, the Culture of Success, and community building.  Read More…

Giving Back to the Community
Back-2-School-FRESH (B2SF), founded by Isha-Charlie McNeely, is a non-profit that strives to provide children experiencing adversity and/or at-risk youth with strong and enduring connections to the assets and resources in their community.  Read More…

Community Ideas

Implementation, Training & Education Updates Summer 2016
The recent tragedies validate, yet again, the importance of talking about racism and systemic oppression as we further explore the impact of trauma on families, organizations, and communities. Mandy Davis writes about this complexity and shares a list of resources.  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.org, or to offer your training services on the Trainer Database.

New Tools

Tool for Organizational Self-Assessment Related to Racial Equity
The Coalition of Communities of Color and All Hands Raised gathered a leading group of racial equity practitioners to create a tool that ensures a holistic assessment of the context in which clients and communities of color are served, and the organizations where workers of color are employed. Ann Curry-Stevens, Associate Professor at Portland State University, School of Social Work, describes this tool in more detail.  Read More…

Resources in Spanish 
Brigitte Rodriguez, Program Manager of Youth and Family Services at El Programa Hispano Católico shared some resources in Spanish. From The National Child Traumatic Stress Network comes Caja de Herramientas Para Educadores Para el Manejode Trauma Infantil. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides Consejos para socorristas: CÓMO ENTENDER LA FATIGA POR COMPASIÓN.


July 28, 2016

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