Breakfast Plenary
Thur. 8:15-11:00 am

Plenary Description:

“Like a Shield” The Making of the Bill of Rights in Oregon. Brian Lindstrom’s documentary film screening followed by a moderated panel discussion with Jessica Katz and Alumni of the Family Preservation Project.

So what now? For our final gathering, we’ll focus on where to go from here. Patti Dobrowolski (visual thinker and change activator) will help us articulate where we want to go and what we need to get there.

And, to keep it real we will hear from alumni of the Family Preservation Project about their work to make Oregon the first state to pass the Bill of Rights for Children of Incarcerated Parents.

For this to be successful, we need all systems represented and many voices present. Be sure to join us.


Mandy Davis, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon

Mandy Davis, LCSW, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Practice at Portland State University’s School of Social Work and a licensed clinical social worker. Dr. Davis is Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, a program primarily funded by the Oregon Health Authority, to advance trauma informed care throughout organizations and systems through training, consultation, and implementation resources. Dr. Davis teaches and lectures on implementing trauma informed care and trauma specific services. Her current interests include measuring change when organizations and systems implement the principles of trauma informed care, the impact of toxic stress on the workforce, intersectionality between equity work, and the impact of systemic oppression.

Panel: Family Preservation Project Alumna

  • Ebony Howard, Certified Recovery Mentor
  • Nova Sweet, LCSW
  • Ashley Dorety (Sophia), BA Candidate in Child and Family Studies
  • Kendra Wright (Selene), Certified Peer Support Specialist
  • Marco Brewer, AA Candidate