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2021 | Summer Issue

Welcome to Trauma Informed Oregon Talk, our e-newsletter! Read about the latest happenings at Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO), 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.

This issue is focused on the trauma informed principle: Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues.

Check out traumainformedoregon.org for details.

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TIO News

A Focus on the Trauma Informed Principle Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues

Mandy Davis, Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, analyzes SAMHSA's definition of the trauma informed principle Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues through a critical lens.

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Community Ideas

An Essential Conversation About Safety, Access, and the Rideshare Industry

In this blog, Trenelle, Founder and CEO of Go Girl Ride, introduces an inclusive ride service centered on the safety of womxn, femmes, nonbinary folks, BIPOC, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Why I ROCK Girls Conference 2021

Sherrelle Jackson, MSW, LCSW, Mom, Stepmom, and Event Organizer, announces the 2021 Why I Rock conference, which aspires to build positive self esteem and culturally affirming identities, and interrupt negative narratives that plague Black/African-Americans and especially women.

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Training and Education

Another Perspective on Black History: The Palenque Village of Columbia

In this blog, Isha-Charlie McNeely, Trauma Informed Oregon's Director of Outreach, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, details her experiences and insights on the multi-faceted, vibrant nature of Black history during her travels to Palenque, a village in Columbia.

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Supporting Trauma Informed Care in Rural Schools

In this blog, Ana Hristić, Trauma Informed Oregon's Director of Education and Workforce Strategies, examines the principle of Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues through the context of a pilot project supporting champions of TIC in rural schools via a hybrid (synchronous and asynchronous) online training and coaching model.

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Tools and Resources

The Importance of Disability Culture

Morrigan Hunter, a former MSW intern with TIO, explains disability culture from the perspective of an Autistic social worker. Morrigan introduces several concepts surrounding ableism, neurodiversity, and addressing stereotypes with a video, TIP sheet, and other resources.

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TIO Updates

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We Are So Excited to Welcome Christine Whitaker to the TIO Team!

Hello, Friends of TIO!

My name is Christine Whitaker and I am honored to be the newest member of the TIO family. My hope is that I will continue to learn and grow from those I work with while helping our team continue to support our community, bringing you the most helpful and useful information/training in a way that works best for you and your organization.

I come from immigrant parents who made their way here from Egypt many years ago. Over the past twenty years, I have seen Middle Eastern families transition into a new life in the U.S. and watched while my parents helped with employment, housing and interpreting services. My heart always goes out to the youth who don’t know the language and I found myself wanting to help them as they navigate their way through America’s public school system. Through this, I learned my passion in life is people and this passion evolved as I made my way through the School of Social Work Master’s program at Portland State University. I learned that I not only want to work with people but I also want to be part of their healing process. So when I learned about TIO during the MSW program, it seemed like the perfect next step...

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