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Promoting Prevention. Committed to Wellness.

2022 | Summer Issue

Welcome to Trauma Informed Oregon Talk, our e-newsletter! Learn the latest news from Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO), read essays from the community, discover trauma informed activities across the state, and start using trauma informed tools and resources we have learned about or added to our website.

This issue is focused on the connection between climate change and trauma informed care.

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TIO News

Education and Training

Climate affects our physical, mental, spiritual, and social wellness – from the impact on our bodies due to rising temperatures, to the impact on communities when climate-related disasters happen. This blog discusses building community resilience with funding, policy, and practices.

Read Mandy's blog »

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Community Ideas

The Importance of Imagination – Active Optimism and Resilience

Christy da Rosa, Research Assistant with Trauma Informed Oregon, writes about how fostering imagination can help climate change activists and others overcome burnout related to the intensity of their work.

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Building a Sustainable Workforce

This blog from Northeast Oregon Network (NEON) team members describes how their organization is creating sustainable organizational wellness programs. NEON is also announcing an opportunity for wellness support scholarships for qualifying health care workers.

Read NEON's blog »

Escaping the Gravity Well

Portland-based writer Bea Sloan writes about putting together a climate-aware grief panel while pursuing a Master's in Emergency Management and Community Resilience as an example of making a difference by "showing up and trying."

Read Bea's blog »

Climate Change and BIPOC Communities

This blog by Nancy Leon, Early Childhood Education and Development Specialist, highlights the consequences of climate change being felt and experienced disproportionately by BIPOC Communities.

Read Nancy's blog (English) »

What Do You Mean by “Community Engagement”?

This blog by Dalia Avello, Professor of Practice, Trauma Informed Oregon, explores the upside to collaboration and co-producing (community engagement) as a catalyst for social and political change.

Read Dalia's blog (English) »

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Training and Education

988 and Creative Suicide Prevention

In this blog, Diane Kaufman, Child Psychiatrist and Founder-Director of the Arts & Healing Resiliency Center, raises 988 awareness with Lift You Up, a music video about suicide prevention, and announces a workshop on suicide prevention.

Read Diane's blog »

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