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Oregon Health Authority March Meeting Notice

Feb. 24, 2021 Contacts : Philip Schmidt, 503-383-6079 , philip.schmidt@dhsoha.state.or.us (media inquiries) Tara Chetock, 971-304-9917, tara.a.chetock@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation) What : A public meeting of the Oregon Health Policy Board. When : March 2, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Where : Virtual meeting only. The public can join remotely via Zoom or a conference line. To join via Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1602657497?pwd=emhzUnJsK1EzWk5rV0VpYTdjU3VrQT09 To call in...

Oregon Lawmakers Discuss Bill that Could Eliminate Juvenile Court Fees [kezi.com]

By Associated Press, KEZI, February 6, 2021 During the 2021 legislative session, Oregon lawmakers, are discussing and considering a proposed bill that, if passed, would eliminate fees and court costs associated with juvenile delinquency matters. The fees being discussed include court appointed council, applying for court appointed council, financial penalties for unpaid fees, electronic monitoring, probation supervision and detention fees, explained Amy Miller, the executive director at...

Community Wellness & Recovery Workshop Series

6 more weeks of winter for us in Oregon, according to Stumptown Fil. While the winter weather & COVID-19 restrictions continue, are you (or do you know anyone) looking for some safe, virtual workshops that increase community resiliency & strengthen our mental health & wellness? If so, check out these amazing free hour-long workshops offered as The Community Wellness & Recovery Workshop Series, a partnership of the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS) and...

The Oregon Health Forum Presents: Saving Oregon’s Ailing Mental Health System

Oregon ranks 50 th in the nation for access to behavioral health care! Total inpatient capacity is 1/3 of the recommended per capita level & there are only 20 active adolescent beds in Oregon. The Oregon Health Forum shared a panel that highlights ways in which we can save Oregon’s ailing mental health system. Hear from community leaders including; Senator Arnie Roblan, Steve Allen, Behavioral Health Direction from the Oregon Health Authority, Dr. Chandragiri, Salem-Keizer School Board...

The Confess Project: Mental Heath in the Barbershop Movement

This is an interesting approach to expanding community capacity and empowering the layperson. I can't find a link to the reported study, but the concept is innovative and worth exploring. Below is the project overview: "Since its inception in May 2016, T he Confess Project has reached over 30,000 individuals nationally. We have been mentioned 100+ times including Local, National, and International Media and Publication Outlets. We are the Nation's First Black Mental Health Movement committed...

Whole People Watch Weekend on ACEs Connection (Dec. 11th - 13th)

The Transform Trauma with ACEs Sciences FREE Film Festival continues this weekend. Please join us to watch parts 1, 2, and 3 of the PBS Whole People series at your convenience, on ACEs Connection, by clicking play on the videos below: Whole People | 101 | Childhood Trauma | Episode 1 (27 min) Preview: Whole People | 102 | Healing Communities | Preview | Episode 2 Whole People | 102 |Healing Communities Episode 2 (27 min) Whole People | 103 |A New Response | Episode 3 (27 min) This is one of...

Marion County Awarded PAXIS Social Emotional Learning Grant for Educators

Pacific Source CCO has awarded Marion County HHS Prevention Team, in coordination with Polk County, area school districts, and Willamette Education Service District (WESD), a Community Benefits Initiative (CBI) grant. These partners are coordinating to reach 400 educators and students through training and curriculum on the PAXIS Institute- Good behavior game (PAX GBG). PAX GBG creates changes in behavior, extends self-regulation, and improves social-emotional learning in students. Given the...

Tools to Mitigate Work Stress and Prevent Burnout: For Health Care Providers during COVID and Beyond  

Whether you work in a hospital, a safety net clinic, or in another health care setting, no health care provider working during the COVID-19 pandemic needs to read the flurry of news stories that highlight the extreme stress experienced by people in this line of work – you already know it firsthand. This webinar will introduce health care providers to the Community Resiliency Model ( CRM ), an evidence-based method of managing traumatic stress, preventing burnout and building resiliency. This...

Connecting Teachers and Families: Virtually Supporting Mental Health

Connecting Teachers and Families: Mental Health and Social and Emotional Supports in the Remote/Hybrid Classroom Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT Register Here The COVID-19 pandemic has created countless challenges for our schools and communities. It is more important than ever for teachers to understand the needs of students and communicate effectively with families because of these challenges and the shift in many communities to remote and hybrid instructional settings.

The Trauma Healing Project

This is late notice, but the folks on this webinar are amazing! https://healingattention.org/2020webathon_schedule The Trauma Healing Project: Vision and Work We envision a vibrant and connected community where anyone impacted by violence, abuse or other trauma receives the support and attention they need to fully recover and to reach their highest potential. We work with community members, professionals and organizations to raise awareness and to identify, develop, support and promote many...

'Death by a thousand cuts': Microaggressions lead to worse mental health for Oregonians of color [opb.org]

By Samantha Matsumoto, Oregon Public Broadcasting, November 5, 2020 When Andrea Redeau walks down the street in Portland with her father, people suddenly go into their houses and lock the doors. Thoughts start racing through Redeau’s mind: Is it because she and her father are two Black people walking in an overwhelmingly white city? Or is it just that those people needed to go into their house right then? But, Redeau said, the fact that she has to ask herself those questions at all show her...

Listening, Learning and Showing Up: Central Oregon's TRACEs Focuses on Root Causes of Trauma

TRACEs’ work group on youth and children in foster care spent a good portion of the last year’s monthly meetings examining holes in the system: How would foster families be affected by changes in funding from the Oregon Department of Human Services? What would it mean for kids if Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) positions were cut? Most important, what did foster children and youth, their families of origin and their foster families need in order to thrive? “We put together a...

LIVE TO TELL: A Student-led Suicide Prevention Nonprofit (Oregon)

Student Driven. Mental health and suicide prevention is everyone's business. We're speaking up. A Youth Voice for A Youth Issue Our Vision Founded by a student and created for students, Live To Tell strives to make suicide a never event in the Salem-Keizer School District. In order to accomplish this, we believe the change has to come from us. Through advocacy, awareness, and education, we work to destigmatize the issue of mental health within the student body and to lead the conversation...

"A Better Normal" Community Discussion: Suicide Awareness and Community Cafes

Join us on Friday November 6, 2020 from noon to 1:00 PST as we come together and join Satya Chandragiri MD, Bonnie O’Hern RN, Denise Proudfoot RN, & Michael Polacek RN for a discussion around the tinder issue of suicide. Together we will discuss ways people and providers can support each other and encourage communities to take action to support one another around suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and the layers of culture and structural barriers to care. A special emphasis will be...

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