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2019 • March/April 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 Specific Services and Trauma Informed Care Inform Each Other


When implementing trauma informed care, the lessons learned from offering trauma specific services can inform the process. Mandy Davis, Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, explains ways the two can be used together. Read more from Mandy Davis…

Save the Date! – Trauma Informed Care in Oregon Conference


Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) is excited to host a statewide conference in Sunriver, Oregon from October 16-18, 2019. Get all the details about Trauma Informed Care in Oregon: Connecting people, practices, and communities on the TIO website. Registration opens in May!


Community Ideas

I Am: Culturally Specific Trauma Recovery Program


By creating a healing space for Black/African American women, Michelle Lewis can facilitate recovery and build community as these women start their healing journey. Read more in Michelle Lewis’s blog post…

HOOTS: Mobile Mental Health in School Settings


It can be hard to meet the emotional needs of students, but in the Eugene and Springfield area there is a solution. Laurel Lisovskis, Crisis Worker, Clinical Manager, and Social Worker, tells us about this program. Read more from Laurel Lisovskis in this blog post…

Stable Ground: Equine Facilitated Women’s Trauma Recovery Group

MerriBeth Vaughn from Forward Stride shares with us the importance of using horses as part of this trauma recovery group. Through careful selection, women are paired with a horse that will help guide their journey through this program. Read more from MerriBeth Vaughn’s blog post…

Baby Blues Connection: Supporting Families Through the Transition into Parenthood


It can be a confusing time for parents as they transition into parenthood. Luckily, they are not alone! Angie Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, tells us about the programs and support that Baby Blues Connection can provide during this time. Read more in Angie Fitzpatrick’s blog post…

New Tools

A New Familiar: The Real Work of Healing Complex Trauma Through Psychotherapy


Dr. Melissa Platt provides an overview of therapy approaches that can be used when healing from complex trauma. She also provides a few tools that are helpful when creating “a new familiar.” Read more in Dr. Melissa Platt’s blog post…

Providing Therapeutic Services to Rural Communities


Clackamas County is committed to providing therapeutic services to rural areas. As part of this program, Konrad von Walther has been trained in EMDR therapy. He tells us about the potential of the program. Read more in Konrad von Walther’s blog post…

Training and Education

Training & Education Updates


Trauma Informed Oregon has created online learning modules that are available on our website. One of the modules is very helpful for this newsletter. View Module 3: Trauma Specific, Trauma Sensitive, Trauma Informed…

Women Rise Up: Adelante Mujeres


Patricia Alvarado, Director of Education Programs, provides information about the programs they offer at Adelante Mujeres to educate and empower low-income Latina women and families. Read Patricia Alvarado’s blog post…

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