Pre-Conference Workshops

October 16, 2019 | Sunriver, Oregon

Join Trauma Informed Oregon for one of three pre-conference workshops the morning before the Trauma Informed Care in Oregon Statewide Conference.

See the details for each pre-conference workshop, and register below. All workshops are three hours long and will run from 9:00am – 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Sunriver Resort.

3 CEUs are available for each workshop (see details at the bottom of the description for each workshop).

Foundations of Trauma Informed Care

9am – 12pm Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Ana Hristić, MA, CSWA is the Education and Training Coordinator for Trauma Informed Oregon.

Isha-Charlie McNeely is the Outreach and Community Engagement Coordinator for Trauma Informed Oregon.

To understand the benefits of a trauma informed system it is necessary to understand how trauma affects individuals and families. Participants will learn about trauma informed care, the impact of trauma and how trauma affects service user’s access to services.

Participants will begin to identify how service systems, often unknowingly, retraumatize survivors of complex trauma. Participants will also learn the difference between trauma specific services and trauma informed care. Case examples will be used to practice reframing behaviors from a trauma informed lens.


  • Participants will be able to provide a definition of trauma that includes systemic oppression, historical and collective trauma, and toxic stress.
  • Participants will be able to understand the term “trauma informed care,” and its relevance in organizational policies and procedures, as well as individual practices.
  • Participants will gain a familiarity with the Six Principles of trauma informed care and be able to identify at least one strategy aimed toward inclusivity.

3 CEUs are available for social workers.

Implementing Trauma Informed Care – Where to Begin

9am – 12pm Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Stephanie Sundborg, PhD is the Research and Evaluation Coordinator for Trauma Informed Oregon.

This workshop is intended for individuals and organizations who are interested in implementing trauma informed care including education, healthcare, housing, child welfare, early childhood, judicial, community and mental health service organizations.

A road map for the implementation of trauma informed care and the trauma informed care screening tool will be used to facilitate conversation about successful TIC strategies, barriers and challenges, and ideas and solutions for moving forward in your organizations. We will talk about individual and organizational strategies and considerations.

We will spend the last part of the workshop talking about trauma informed care (TIC) measurement. How will you know when you get there–and how will you know what difference TIC makes?


  • Identify stage of implementation in your organization.
  • Conceptualize individual strategies to move TIC forward in your organization.
  • Conceptualize organizational strategies to move TIC forward in your organization.
  • Identify trauma informed care metrics to monitor progress.

3 CEUs are available for social workers.

Roots of Resilience – Developing a Trauma-Lens to Nurture Resilience: A Workshop for Professionals Serving Young Children and Families

9am – 12pm Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Shannon Lipscomb, PhD, is Associate Professor and Program Lead for Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University-Cascades.

This workshop helps support early childhood professionals to nurture resilience using a trauma-lens. Participants examine trauma, resilience, and how trauma affects children and families. It also offers practical strategies for reflection and application.

This workshop meets professional development requirements for Set 2 with the Oregon Registry, and TSPC Standards. Training materials include a workbook with activities and applied practices, and a sampling of materials to use with children, including recipe cards to create more.

You will:

  • Learn how trauma and resilience affect children’s learning and development.
  • Apply a trauma-lens to support children who have experienced trauma.
  • Plan and practice nurturing our own resilience to foster resilience in others.

Scholarships for early childhood professionals from Jefferson, Crook, or Deschutes County may be possible, depending on need and availability. To inquire about a scholarship complete this short online form.

3 CEUs are available for educators.