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How Neglect of Community Undermines Everything We Value

Michael J Polacek ·
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 Yet since the 1980s we have systematically withdrawn direct support of human development within that most precious space.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...
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Liberty House Protecting Children and Helping them to Thrive

Michael J Polacek ·
Liberty House has played a powerful role in the community since 1999 as a child abuse assessment center and agent of change serving Marion and Polk counties. They provide high-quality assessment services to children who may have been hurt by sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect special assessment services in a safe, comfortable, child-friendly environment and child-focused, With compassion and expertise, medical providers conduct complete medical examinations for the children coming to...
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Trauma Informed Care Workshops

Michael J Polacek ·
Linden Consulting will be conducting a number of trauma-informed care educational activities sponsored by the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley to support the effort to become a trauma-informed community. Seats are limited. Go here to register
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Re: Trauma Informed Care Workshops

It is so exciting that United Way chapters across the US are joining forces to address ACEs and trauma! I cannot wait to hear more! Karen
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The Trauma Healing Project

Michael J Polacek ·
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...
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Connecting Teachers and Families: Virtually Supporting Mental Health

Michael J Polacek ·
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.
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The Confess Project: Mental Heath in the Barbershop Movement

Michael J Polacek ·
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...
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Community Wellness & Recovery Workshop Series

Ruthy Lindvall ·
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...
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