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2018 • May/June 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 added to our website. Check out traumainformedoregon.org for details.

Trauma Informed Oregon News

Substance Use Services and Trauma Informed Care


Focusing on the intersection of substance use services and trauma informed care, the Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, Mandy Davis, provides some insight into the complexity of substance related services and the need for resolve as we grapple with the many different facets of recovery. Read more from Mandy Davis…

Updated Privacy Policy

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a big topic at the moment. You might have noticed your inbox filling up with reminders about how your data is used. Our website is no different. You’ll notice some new consent boxes throughout the site and we’ve updated our Privacy Policy. Click here to view our updated Privacy Policy. More changes will be coming over the next few months so stay tuned!

Online Forum Updates

Here are a few new and trending topics in our Discussion Forum. We’d love your participation!

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Community Ideas

Six Tenets of Trauma-Informed Substance Use Disorder Services


What does it means to instill trauma-informed principles into substance use service systems? Lydia Bartholow, the Associate Medical Director of Outpatient Substance Use Disorders at Central City Concern, shares her vision.  Read more in Lydia Bartholow’s blog post…

4D Recovery: For Young People by Young People


Tony Vezina, Co-Founder and Executive Director of 4th Dimension Recovery Center, shares the vision and mission of this unique, peer-led addiction recovery community center. He highlights 4D’s services for young people as well as the power of person-centered, trauma-informed, and peer supported recovery. Read “4D Recovery: For Young People by Young People” blog post…

Chronic Pain and Disability: Trauma Informed Care in Pain Management


Dan Harold is a licensed therapist and educator specializing in addictions, chronic pain, trauma, and couples/families. He writes about the complexity of chronic pain and how providers can best use trauma-informed pain management approaches. Read more from Dan Harold’s blog post…

Madrona Recovery Program Provided Through a Trauma-Informed Lens


While discussing the services at Madrona Recovery, Rachelann Bryant shares some of the program’s trauma-informed principles, the various trauma specific services they offer, and the involvement of participants and their families. Read the “Madrona Recovery Program Through a Trauma-Informed Lens” blog post…

New Tools

Addictions: The Ultimate Irony of Coordinated Care


A long time health professional in Oregon, Cindy Becker calls for modernization on regulation 42 CFR Part 2, which was originally created to protect confidential information about addiction treatment. She discusses how this regulation, as it stands, can be a barrier to safe, integrated, whole person care. Read more from Cindy Becker’s blog post…

Work Happening in Oregon Around Substance Use


This blog highlights some resources, legislation, and happenings here in Oregon involving substance use and addictions. Read more from this blog post…

Trauma Informed Procedures for Urinalyses: Why it Matters


One of Trauma Informed Oregon’s interns, Corrie Halladay, discusses how TIO is using stakeholder input from across the state to address trauma-informed priorities within addiction and recovery service systems, particularly in best practice guidelines for conducting urine drug screenings. Read more from Corrie Halladay’s blog post…

Training and Education

Implementation, Training & Education Updates


Ana Hristić, Training and Education Coordinator at TIO, has been busy sharing Foundations of Trauma Informed Care tenets to the April 2018 cohort of Train the Trainer. She also shares highlights from the Advance Train the Trainer workshop provided by Alise Sanchez on systemic and historical oppression.  Read more from Ana Hristić…

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