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2022 | Winter 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 Connecting and Relating.

Check out traumainformedoregon.org for details.

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TIO News

Connecting and Relating

Mandy Davis, Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, leads the blog with results from TIO's Fall survey on ideas for evolving trauma informed practices, and explains how the results inspired the theme for this month's newsletter.

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Nourishing Oregon’s TIC Network

In this blog, Ana Hristić, MA, LCSW, Special Projects, introduces TIO's 2022 lineup of events and trainings that will provide a place for gathering, learning, and celebration.

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Community Ideas

Tradition as a Way to Stay Connected

Isha-Charlie McNeely, MS, Trauma Informed Oregon's Training Coordinator, uses personal narrative to underscore the importance of tradition and ritual in creating safety, power, and choice in daily life.

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Listen to Your Inner Voice

In this blog, Yvette Garcia, MA, implores us to trust ourselves to discover the best ways to improve our own lives. Yvette offers suggestions for how to get in touch with the inner self to better support ourselves and each other.

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THIS Is the Connection

Dana Hafter-Manza, former MSW intern at Trauma Informed Oregon, notes how recent re-engagement with the community is a reminder that moments of connection, even remote connection during the height of the pandemic, have been threads of hope and endurance during a difficult time.

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Building a Culture of Care for Recovery

Kristina Wonderly, Interim Program Coordinator at Linn-Benton-Lincoln ESD, emphasizes the re-framing of a person's behaviors as being informed by their experiences as foundational for creating a "culture of care."

Read Kristina's blog »

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Training and Education

Rethinking How to Support Teachers’ Emotional Wellbeing in a Time of COVID-19

This blog from Christy da Rosa, LICSW, TIO Research Assistant, provides suggestions from research for methods of reducing "teacher burnout," including administrative support, teacher relationships, psychological care, and mental health resources.

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The Pandemic Exposes Serious Risks and Challenges for Melanated Nurses and Allied Healthcare Workers

This blog from Steffanie Roache, MS, LPC, discusses feedback obtained from conversations with registered nurses and allied health care workers of color on the effects of various modes of adversity they face at work.

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