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Trauma Informed Oregon Talk Newsletter

2017 • November/December 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

Trauma Informed Care and Resiliency – TIO Happenings


After attending a conference last November about climate and community resilience, Mandy Davis, Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, has been finding connections with trauma informed care (TIC) in unusual places. In her blog, Mandy provides insight about TIC’s intersection in these different areas.  Read more from Mandy Davis…

Community Ideas

HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response


Using therapy dogs with those experiencing trauma-related stress can provide immediate comfort. Ginger Nickel, Oregon Area Coordinator of HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response, shares stories and examples of the benefits.  Read the “HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response” blog post…

Houselessness in Natural Areas


The lack of affordable housing and access to services has pushed people who are unhoused into natural areas making them a priority for parks and natural area managers who have limited resources, support, and training. Kathleen Guillozet, from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, shares how one workshop is providing tools to strengthen relationships between these groups and help them find common ground.  Read the “Houselessness in Natural Areas” blog post…

Weathering the Storm


Outreach and Community Engagement Coordinator for Trauma Informed Oregon, Charlie McNeely, recalls her experience in Louisiana around the time of Hurricane Katrina. Her story highlights the kindness of strangers and community support that was present during and after the Hurricane.  Read “Weathering the Storm” blog post…

Preparing People for Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest


Bob Doppelt, International Transformational Resilience Coalition Coordinator, provides highlights of Preparing People for Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest, a conference that emphasized prevention initiatives to help individuals and groups cope constructively with more frequent extreme disasters and stresses generated by climate change.  Read the “Preparing People for Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest” blog post…

New Tools

Trauma and Our Rapidly Changing World


Oregon Climate and Health Program Lead, Emily York, provides information about the Oregon Climate and Health Resilience Plan. She also provides videos and other resources pertaining to systemic stressors and potential ways to cope in our ever changing world.  Read the “Trauma and Our Rapidly Changing World” blog post…

Social Media and Community Resilience


Brittany Smith from Build Social, LLC and TIO’s website guru, tells us how communities and the organizations serving them can take steps to prepare for an emergency by establishing a presence on social media now. Through tips and links, Brittany highlights what individuals, agencies, and organizations can do.  Read the “Social Media and Community Resilience” blog post…

Training and Education

Implementation, Training & Education Updates


Trauma Informed Oregon’s Train the Trainer took place this fall. Ana Hristić, TIO Education and Training Coordinator, tells us about the experience. She also asks for your participation in the online Discussion Forum.  Read more from Ana Hristić

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