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Oregon Food Bank CEO Delivers U.S. Senate Committee Testimony on Federal Action to Help End Hunger (oregonfoodbank.com)

In a rare opportunity, Oregon Food Bank CEO Susannah Morgan addressed the United States Senate Committee on Finance – chaired by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) – to provide witness testimony on the topic of Examining Charitable Giving and Trends in the Nonprofit Sector . In her testimony, Morgan shared the importance of community support while reinforcing the best way Congress can reduce hunger: federal action on proven solutions that directly support families and address systemic barriers to...

Scholarships now available for Mind Matters Now!

Has the pandemic stressed you out? Want to learn the self-soothing skills of Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience directly from the author, Dr. Carolyn Curtis? Good news! The Dibble Institute has received generous funding for scholarships to the online, full 12-lesson series, Mind Matters Now . The course helps teachers, social workers, medical professionals, and others manage their stress by building resilience skills and practices for mental well-being. (CEU’s are...

AFSP Oregon State Capitol Day to Advocate for Suicide Prevention

We want you to join us on Monday, February 7th for our virtual State Capitol Day event! This is our annual event to focus on suicide prevention in advocacy. Participants will hear from legislators, learn how to make their voices heard, and discover what priorities American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Oregon is targeting this session. Our advocacy doesn't stop there! Registered attendees will have the opportunity to meet with legislators throughout the month of February. Register now.

The Hidden Biases of Good People: Implicit Bias Awareness Training

The Dibble Institute is pleased to present an introductory webinar by Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks Sr. of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity , which will provide foundational information on implicit bias. It will focus at the individual level and discuss how implicit bias affects everyone. Strategies to reduce or manage implicit bias will be discussed. Broadly speaking, group-based bias involves varying degrees of stereotyping (exaggerated beliefs about others), prejudice...

Free QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Saturday October 23rd, 10-1130am

Join millions of people worldwide in becoming a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper! These 90-minute educational sessions will be held virtually through Zoom. These ongoing classes are scheduled every 3rd Saturday 10:00-11:30 a.m. QPR is being offered through the Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition. The class is free. By simply taking < two hours to learn what it means to be a suicide prevention gatekeeper, you can literally save lives. If you haven't taken this class yet and/or know...

Me & My Emotions: A New, Free Resource for Teens

The pandemic has had a lasting effect on youth mental health. Moved by a desire to reduce youth’s toxic stress and increase their resilience, The Dibble Institute, in partnership with a team of students and alumni from ArtCenter College of Design and author Carolyn Curtis, PhD, is releasing Me & My Emotions —a new, free adaptation of our beloved Mind Matters Curriculum. The mobile-friendly Me & My Emotions website features engaging graphics and bite-sized lessons teens can access and...

FREE WEBINAR - The Impact of Mind Matters: Preliminary Evidence of Effectiveness in a Community-Based Sample

Becky Antle, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work and esteemed University Scholar at the University of Louisville, won The Dibble Institute’s national competition to evaluate Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience in 2019. As a result, Dr. Antle and her colleagues have conducted a randomized controlled trial to examine the impact of Mind Matters on a host of outcomes related to trauma symptoms, emotional regulation, coping and resiliency, and interpersonal skills for at-risk...

FREE QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training SAT SEP 25 10-1130am

Join millions of people worldwide in becoming a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper! These 90-minute educational sessions will be held virtually through Zoom. These ongoing classes are scheduled every 3rd Saturday 10:00-11:30 a.m. QPR is being offered through the Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition. The class is free. By simply taking < two hours to learn what it means to be a suicide prevention gatekeeper, you can literally save lives. If you haven't taken this class yet and/or know...

Joy Of Breathing: Free Online Class

Experience the joy of breathing with this free online breathwork class. Every Wednesday for thirty minutes, connect to the class virtually on Zoom! :) A brief description from the instructor, Sylvie: Transformational Breathwork Connect with your highest intentions and deepest desires, from vibrant health, energy, peace, joy, love, to whatever you want to manifest in your life. Learn to access deep meditative states of consciousness and influence your well-being from an expanded...

'The fire moved around it': success story in Oregon fuels calls for prescribed burns [theguardian.com]

By Maanvi Singh, The Guardian, August 12, 2021 The Bootleg fire stampeded through southern Oregon so fiercely that it spit up thunderclouds. But when the flames approached the Sycan Marsh Preserve, a 30,000-acre wetland thick with ponderosa pines, something incredible happened. The flames weakened and the fire slowed down, allowing firefighters to move in and steer the blaze away from a critical research station. That land belongs to the Nature Conservancy, an environmental nonprofit that...

Chemeketa Continues Cultivating our Community

Remember those awesome, free online workshops offered through Zoom by the Mid-Valley's own Chemeketa Community College? Well they're..... *drumroll* back in August! The Community Wellness & Recovery Workshop Series, partnering again with Chemeketa Community College brings our community another robust offering of workshops focused on supporting community resilience during these trying times with COVID-19. Presented by Chemeketa faculty and staff, all workshops are an hour long and will be...

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