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2019 • July/August 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

Trauma Informed Oregon Happenings-July/August 2019


Mandy Davis, Director of Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO), lets us know what’s going on at TIO. She also takes time to share her thoughts about current violence and trauma informed work. Read more from Mandy Davis about TIO…

Trauma Informed Care Informing Policy and Legislation

In her second blog, Mandy Davis, Director of Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO), addresses the topic of this month’s newsletter—policy and legislation based on trauma informed care principles. Read more from Mandy Davis about policy…

Trauma Informed Care in Oregon Conference Agenda is Available!


Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) is excited to host a statewide conference in Sunriver, Oregon from October 16-18, 2019.

Community Ideas

Illuminating Awareness: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women


Lea Ann Holder tell us about House Bill 2625 introduced by Rep. Tawna Sanchez (D-Portland). She also includes the efforts of Deborah Shipman, Director and founder of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA. Read more in Lea Ann Holder’s blog post…

Family Separation and the US Prison System


The Family Preservation Project works with incarcerated mothers, their children, and their families to navigate the process of mothers raising their children behind bars. Jessica Katz, Director of this program, gives us great insight into this issue. Read more from Jessica Katz in this blog post…

Intersecting Policies: Informative Highlights of 2019 Legislative Session

Suzanne from Allies for a Healthier Oregon creates a thread between three legislative bills. By focusing on resiliency in Oregon, she points out how these bills intersect and how they can be helpful for Oregon’s public health system. Read more from Suzanne’s blog post…

Two Evidence-Based Programs for Foster Parents and the Children and Teens They Care For


The Foster Homes of Healing supported the statewide implementation of KEEP and Treatment Foster Care Oregon. Patricia Chamberlain writes about the importance these programs play in meeting the needs of children and teens in foster care. Read more in Patricia Chamberlain’s blog post…

New Tools

Communities of Color Lead Reform Effort to Reduce Racial Disparities in Early Learning


By including voices of the impacted communities during policymaking, early childhood programs can meet the needs that mainstream systems miss. Amanda Manjarres provides information about the Early Childhood Equity Fund that will invest in culturally specific early learning programs. Read more in Amanda Manjarres’s blog post…

Advancing Culturally-Specific P3 Strategies in Oregon Through Participatory Action Research


Callie Lambarth and Amanda Cross share the practices of participatory action research that should inform all legislation. As a complement to Amanda Manjarres’s blog, they provide information on how this learning brief was able to elevate the voices of culturally specific organizations. Read more from Callie Lambarth and Amanda Cross in their blog post…

Oregon Health Authority’s Accommodation Policy


Mavel Morales, Oregon Health Authority’s ADA Coordinator and Civil Right Investigator, provides helpful information and resources that are important for everyone to know about. Read more in Mavel Morales’s blog…

Training and Education

Climate Disruption and Psychological Trauma: Preparing for the Worst Makes the Best Sense

Public education is an important tool in the development of climate and health resilience planning. As David A. Pollack, MD, shares in his blog, this knowledge, when implemented, can build resilient communities in the face of disasters. Read more in Dr. Pollack’s blog post…

Training & Education Updates July/August 2019


Are you interested in learning about the Trauma Empowerment Recovery Model (TREM)? Ana Hristić, Training and Education Coordinator at TIO, offers helpful information about the upcoming TREM training. Read more in Ana Hristić’s blog post…


One Week Left for Video Submissions!!


Enter a drawing to win a $75 gift card by sending us your short selfie video of what trauma informed care means to you. Submissions are due August 15, 2019. Learn more…

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