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 November 2016
As the year draws to a close, there are some transitions happening at Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO). In her blog, Diane Yatchmenoff, Director of TIO, brings us up to date. She also talks about a new implementation resource that is a result of the work Clackamas County Behavioral Health Centers have done. Hopefully this resource will be helpful as you navigate the implementation of trauma informed care in your particular setting. Read More…


Community Ideas

The Election Through a Trauma Lens
Mandy Davis, the Co-Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, acknowledges the recent election and provides connections to trauma informed care.  Read More…

In Response to the Election 
Claire Ranit, Project Director, MARC Grant, Columbia Gorge Health Council, originally posted this blog on ACEs Connection Network. With her permission, we are sharing her thoughts. She has modified some figures in the blog so that they reflect all of Oregon.  Read More…

Compassionate Communication
Do you want ease, clarity and trust in the workplace? In her blog, Denis Torres, Co-director of the Center for Compassionate Living, shares ways this can happen. By shifting our thinking and using this communication tool, it’s possible to create safe environments where trust grows.  Read More…

Community Ideas

Implementation, Training & Education Updates November 2016
With a focus on the judicial system, Mandy Davis, Co-Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, brings us up to date on the happenings around the state. She also focuses on the importance of Procedural Fairness and its ties to trauma informed care.  Read More…

Jackson County Addresses Trauma in the Courtroom
Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Lisa C. Greif recounts the steps taken to inform their community about the impact of trauma. By educating the community and developing an implementation plan, they have been able to make a difference in their courtrooms and with their clients.  Read More…

Trauma Leads to Behaviors that Bring Girls to Juvenile Justice
Read about a coalition that hopes to integrate a trauma-informed and gender-responsive approach for girls into the juvenile justice system. Pam Patton, State and National Liaison Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls, explains how the trauma a girl has experienced can affect her behavior and the importance of timely interventions.  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.org,or to offer your training services on the Trainer Database.

New Tools

The Elections and Our Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics provides advice on how to speak to children and families about the results of the recent election. They also provide the following tools and resources: Childhood Exposure to Violence, Talking to Children About Racial Bias, and How to Support Your Child’s Resilience in a Time of Crisis
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital provides Tips on Supporting One Another. They recognize how difficult it can be to reassure our children at this time. 

Guidelines for Discussing Difficult or Controversial Topics
From the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching comes this resource on how to navigate difficult or controversial topics by defining boundaries and discussing expectations.


December 1, 2016

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