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How Neglect of Community Undermines Everything We Value

This is an OP-ED by Dr. Mike Rowe, MD for the 2019 Oregon State Reform Conference Community is the source of all human value; there is no financial, physical or social capital without the human capital grown in communities. Yet since the 1980s we have systematically withdrawn direct support of human development within that most precious space. As a result, our ability to grow human capital as measured by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation fell from 6 th place in the world to 27...

Trauma Informed Oregon Response to COVID-19 [Trauma Informed Oregon]

Editor's Note: This excellent letter was widely circulated today across Oregon to detail the response of Trauma Informed Oregon to COVID-19 and ask the grassroots to provide feedback on needs and experience during this challenging time. Dear colleagues, partners, and neighbors across Oregon, Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) is OPEN —don’t worry, not physically open. We are absolutely following physical distancing to flatten the curve, to protect others, and to respect the great sacrifices that...

TIC: News and Notes for March 2020

ACEs, Adversity's Impact Lessons learned integrating ACEs science into health clinics: Staff first, THEN patients Launching a revolution Stress is a key to understanding many social determinants of health Is trauma driving some eating disorders? Adverse childhood experiences: What we know, what we don't know, and what should happen next Childhood maltreatment initiates a developmental cascade that leads to relationship dysfunction in emerging adulthood Report reveals link between poverty,...

Child Trends Seeks Information About Programs Serving Opportunity Youth

From Child Trends, March 6, 2020 Child Trends’ new project with MDRC, “ Reconnecting Youth: Putting Out-of-School, Out-of-Work Youth on a Path to Self-Sufficiency ,” is seeking information about programs that provide services to help young people ages 16 to 24 advance on education and employment pathways. This project is focused on the population of young people who are out of work and out of school, sometimes called disconnected or opportunity youth. The information gathered will result in...

Trauma Informed Care Workshops

Becoming Trauma Informed in Education School districts all across the valley are working to incorporate a trauma informed perspective in their practices to enhance the educational experience for children. This training reviews how traumatic stress impacts children and adolescents’ daily functioning and how modifying educational practices help empower students to self-identify triggers and work to manage their behavior. FEB 19, MAY 13, OCT 14 Becoming Trauma Informed Trauma Informed practices...

Community Impact Report 2017 - 2019 TRACEs

Please see the attached community impact report written by TRACEs in Central Oregon! From the report: Our story is right there in the name. TRACEs. Yes, it’s an acronym: trauma, resilience and adverse childhood experiences. But the real story happens when these letters are put together to form a word that means shadows, echoes, and imprints—like the long-lasting effects of trauma. This movement is about teaching people to see the traces; to see the shadows that trauma such as generational...

Acres of Hope: A Horse Ranch for at Risk Youth

Acres of Hope is a youth ranch located just west of Salem, the Oregon State Capital. The picturesque setting looks like a horse ranch, but feels like a place of safety and belonging. Founders, Justin and Emmy Arana have created a sanctuary with the mission to share HOPE (Healing, Opportunity, Purpose, Education) with adolescents that are feeling HURT (Harmed, Unseen, Rejected, Traumatized). Together, staff will foster freedom for youth to create the connections they desire with nature, their...

The Longest Night of the Year: A Candlelight Vigil of Rememberance

Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 7-8 pm Salem Hospital, 875 Oak St. SE, Bldg C Rooms A, B, C For those who have lost a loved one, the holidays can be difficult. Special times and precious memories are charged loss. This is a event for all ages where we can remember those we have lost with words, music, candlelight, and each other. This free event is sponsored by Salem Health Foundation. Call 503-561-5562 for more information.

Event - Mindfulness, Trauma, and Interpersonal Healing in Education

Thanks to Delena Meyer for sharing this on Facebook. Peace in Schools Presents Mindfulness, Trauma, and Interpersonal Healing in Education Sunday, January 12, 2020 in Portland, Oregon A conversation with Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Sará King & Caverly Morgan with moderation and research presentation by Gia Naranjo-Rivera "We invite you to join national experts Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Sará King, and Caverly Morgan in Beloved Community for an inspiring panel discussion, community conversation, and...

Dr. Melissa Merrick Explains CDC's Vital Signs/ACEs Report [Prevent Child Abuse America]

Dr. Melissa Merrick, president & CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, provides four key takeaways from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest Vital Signs/ACEs report , of which she is the lead author. Merrick also identifies several practical solutions for creating the conditions for safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments for all children, families and communities, which are fundamental to preventing ACEs. Among these solutions is strengthening economic...

Preventing ACEs - Press Release from Health Officials and 2019 CDC Report

Health Officials Seek to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences Press Release from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) ARLINGTON, VA (Nov. 6, 2019) —At least five of the top 10 leading causes of death are associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), according to a new report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ACEs, such as abuse, neglect, and witnessing violence or substance misuse in the home, can lead to...

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Frederick Douglas, "It's easier to build a strong child than repair broken men."

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention holds annual community walks to raise awareness about suicide and to destroy the stigma behind mental health. What if prisons and jails could be places of healing and preparation for inmates to return to society and contribute as productive citizens? No other state addresses the inmates and correctional officers in this way and they conducted not one, but 6 Out of Darkness Walks in Oregon prisons. Suicide is the result of deeper issues and...

Want to Reduce Suicides? Follow the Data - To Medical Offices, Motels and Even Animal Shelters [khn.org]

By Maureen O'Hagan, Kaiser Health News, September 23, 2019 On Kimberly Repp’s office wall is a sign in Latin: Hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae. This is a place where the dead delight in helping the living. For medical examiners, it’s a mission. Their job is to investigate deaths and learn from them, for the benefit of us all. Repp, however, isn’t a medical examiner; she’s a Ph.D. microbiologist. And as the Washington County epidemiologist, she was most accustomed to studying...

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