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Trauma Informed Oregon

2020 • May/June 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 Care Principle: Peer Support and Mutual Self-Help
Mandy Davis, Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, shares information about how peer support and mutual self-help are integral to healing and wellness because of shared experience. This is especially important when doing antiracist work. Read more from Mandy Davis in her blog post…
Peer Support and Mutual Self-Help as Healing Antidote
The voice of lived experience provided as peer support and mutual self-help can be profoundly empowering for those living in a racist culture as Ana Hristić, Director of Education and Workforce Strategies points out. Read more from Ana Hristić in her blog post…
COVID-19 Brings to Light the Racial Disparities of Black Americans
While we are all affected by COVID-19, black communities are experiencing greater loss and hardship. Charlie McNeely, Director of Outreach, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at Trauma Informed Oregon, has a conversation with Darrlyn Moorer, Pediatric Social Worker, regarding this topic. Read more in Charlie McNeely’s blog post…
A Video Overview of TIO Tools
In times of uncertainty individuals and organizations experience trauma and it’s hard to remember that implementing trauma informed care can be helpful. Stephanie Sundborg, Director of Research and Evaluation at Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO), made a video that provides an overview of the tools TIO has created that might be helpful. Read more in Stephanie Sundborg’s blog post…

4D Peer-Service Goals
Tony Vezina, Executive Director of 4D Recovery, shares how important peer support is to this program. It is this mutual aid that helps to establish recovery goals of the individuals who participate. Read more in Tony Vezina’s blog post…
Look for the Helpers
As Jonathan Hankins, Suicide Rapid Response Coordinator tells us, Lines for Life has created a much needed virtual wellness room facilitated by peers for workers in healthcare and behavioral health communities. Read more from Jonathan Hankins in this blog post…
Hope at Home
During COVID-19, Meals on Wheels People has needed to focus more on the isolation of the seniors they serve. Charlotte Owen, Client Services Supervisor, provides information about two programs they’ve created. Read more from Charlotte Owen in this blog post…
Utilizing Family Peer Support Services: Connecting Family to Family
Another contributor to the newsletter, Sandy Bumpus, Executive Director of Oregon Family Support Network, tells us about two programs designed to provide peer support to families raising children experiencing mental health disorders. Read more from Sandy Bumpus in this blog post…

An Incredible Galaxy of Online Peer Support Offerings
During COVID-19, PeerGalaxy has been busy creating many ways people can access peer support with real-time access. In her blog, Laura Rose provides many resources and links that are so valuable at this time. Read more in Laura Rose’s blog post…
Meeting Youth Where They’re At
With their drop-in centers closed because of COVID-19, Youth Era had to find ways to continue supporting the youth they serve. Gina Gervase, Communications Specialist at Youth Era, shares their creative solutions that you might find helpful. Read more from Gina Gervase in this blog post…
Mental Health First Aid and Peer Support for Seniors
Peer support is important for everyone. Steve Sparks at survivethriveptsd.org shares a video he made to help his peers during these potentially isolating times.

June 11, 2020
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