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 March 2017
Mandy Davis, Director of Trauma informed Oregon, tells us about upcoming visits Trauma Informed Oregon will be having across the state. She also shares her experience of testifying at the Oregon Legislature.  Read More…Oregon Trauma Advocates Coalition Looking for Young Adults
We are looking for youth, ages 16-25, who want to give input and create tools to improve youth serving systems in Oregon. If you’re interested – Read More…
Community Ideas

Office of Equity & Inclusion and the Legislative Session

Danielle Droppers, Regional Health Equity Coalition Coordinator, shares how her office decides what legislative bills to follow and some of the proposed bills they are paying particular attention to this legislative session.  Read More…

Strengthening Sibling Connections for Foster Youth
Oregon Foster Youth Connection’s Program Director, Lisa McMahon, writes about the importance of sibling connections in foster care. She also informs us about the Policy Conference foster youth attended that shaped the development of the Sibling Bill of Rights.   Read More…
Former Foster Youth Testifies at the Legislature
CJ Jones, an active Oregon Foster Youth Connection member, recounts the experience of testifying at the Oregon Legislature and the process that lead to this event.  Read More…
Testimony from the Social Work Community 
Dean of the School of Social Work at Portland State University, Laura Nissen, MSW Program Director, Sarah Bradley, and members of the school social work community prepared testimony for House Bill 2550, which will provide more access to social workers in Oregon school districts. Other members of the school social work community, Ellen Baltus, Julie Prindle, and Martha Calderon testified in person to the Oregon State Legislature House Committee on Education.  Read the Letter of Support…


Community Ideas
Implementation, Training & Education Updates March 2017
Training and Education Coordinator, Ana Hristić addresses the topic of self-care in her blog. There are many thoughts about self-care and Ana begins to explore what it means, who participates, and why.  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.
New Tools
Tips on How to Follow the Oregon Legislative Session
During the Oregon Legislative session, it can be difficult to keep track of what’s happening. Here are some helpful links.

Youth Leadership Toolkit
In 2012, The National Resource Center for Youth Development (NRCYD) created a toolkit for youth involvement in design and implementation of programs, policies, and practices.

What Kind of Self-Care Do You Need?
This self-care tool can help you evaluate your self-care needs and provides a few activities you might find helpful in the process.  





March 30, 2017

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