Community Events & Trainings

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Community Events and Trainings


November 2018

Al Forthan Scholarship Training (2 Events)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 // 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

First Event: Intergenerational Trauma and the Impact on the African-American Psyche with Anthony Jordan

This class focuses on working with African-Americans in a behavioral health setting. We will explore the impact of intergenerational trauma on the Black community. You will leave with a broader understanding of the impact of displacement, slavery and genocide on Black communities today.

  • 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (registration starts at 8:00)
  • $60 for this training or $110 for both

Second Event: Closing the Gap Between the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision and Reality with Cliff Jones

Much work has been done on many fronts in the last 25 years related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion awareness building and education. That is an important and critical step in building the capacity to change oneself and to change organizations. And awareness building and education alone are not sufficient to close the gap between our vision for diversity, equity and inclusion and the current reality in our lives and in our organizations.

This workshop will support us to examine the disciplines of change management and organizational development in the context of diversity, equity and inclusion. We will explore concrete mindsets, skills and tools for closing the gap which include the change formula, developing DEI outcomes, organizational defensive routines and systems analysis and change.

  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (registration starts at 12:30)
  • $60 for this training or $110 for both

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Promising Interventions to Empower the Future of our Children

Saturday November 3rd, 2018 // 8:15 a.m. - 5:25 p.m.

  • Featuring Dr. Alma Trinidad
  • Register for $99 by November 1st, 2018

More information about the event and registration here.


Mindful Supervision: Trauma-Informed Tools and Practices

November 5th (Portland)

Most practitioners seeking supervision or consultation have significant exposure to the trauma stories of their clients. Integrating mindful habits into the supervisory relationship activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which both calms the agitated brain and buffers against vicarious trauma. Mindful supervision enhances creativity and critical thinking, unblocks learning, increases intentional use of the supervisory relationship, and enhances whole body wisdom essential to trauma-informed care and healing.

The workshop also introduces a new model for clinical case consultation that integrates mindful practices and intentional use of the supervisory relationship.

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

1. Update their beliefs about clinical supervision with key ideas from the field of interpersonal neurobiology;

2. Understand the ways toxic stress and vicarious trauma can block learning and professional growth;

3. Practice mindful strategies that reduce stress and vicarious trauma and facilitate learning; and

4. Witness an innovative model of clinical case consultation that emphasizes mindful presence and creativity.

5. Clinical supervisors must complete 6 credit hours every 5 years in supervision coursework. This day-long workshop, approved through the National Association of Social Workers, satisfies that requirement.

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Artists Talk: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month - Care Oregon

November 14th (Portland)

You are invited to meet, Native American artist and elder, Lilian Pitt and Trish Jordan, Executive Director of Red Lodge Transition Services which serves Native American Women in transition from prison at CareOregon during Brown Bag Artists Talk and view November's Art Exhibit in the lobby. Bring your lunch and enjoy the stories behind all the art work.

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