Suicide Prevention in the Disability Community

Tuesday, Feb. 11 | 6-8 p.m.

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Mary Jadwisiak is a keynote speaker, author and trainer who is internationally sought out for her expertise in behavioral health recovery and suicide prevention. Come learn how depression may present differently in our community. Take the thoughts and turn them into language to relieve the pressure. People with autism are not necessarily depressed before they begin thoughts of suicide. Give them permission to talk out loud.

9414 NE Fourth Plain Rd. Vancouver, WA 98662

Register or RSVP through PEACE: 360-823-2247 or send an email 

SensoryPDX Series 

These events are the 3rd Thursday of each month through April 2020. The seminars are free thanks to the generous support of the Providence Foundation and Sensory PDX partners.

Redefining Self-Care: Creating a satisfying, restful and gratifying home life

February 20 | 7-9 p.m.

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Do you have a child that is difficult to parent, has a diagnosis OR is behaviorally challenging? Maybe you feel overwhelmed, unsure and even lonely.

Please join Jeanne Farber, OTR/L and engage together in a supportive community workshop to provide opportunity for self-care, resilience and empowerment.

Learn practical steps you can take to empower yourself through:

  • Real world self-compassion practices
  • Identify your unique core roles and values
  • Resilience tactical tips to keep your head up
  • Mindfulness and body awareness

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Cancer Center Amphitheater Providence Portland Medical Center, 4805 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97213

Navigating the IEP and School Advocacy

March 19 | 7-9 p.m. Presented by Katie Jackson, M. Ed.

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Souther Classrooms, East Pavilion Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, 9135 SW Barnes Road, Portland OR 97225

Transforming Sensory Strategies

April 16 | 7-9 p.m. Presented by Panel including:
Sharron Donnelly, MS, OTR/L and Lisa Porter, OTD, ORT/L and others

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Cancer Center Amphitheater Providence Portland Medical Center, 4805 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97213

Transitioning to Adulthood: Navigating Your Adolescent's Future Services and Supports

“It’s never too early to plan for the future (or too late!) – No matter what age your child is now!”

Please join Jennifer Knapp, MS, Head of Programs at Community Vision, and Alisha Langford, BS, Special Needs Planner at Palladio Group, for an interactive session with information and tools for families, including:

  • Resources to help your child reach their goals
  • Understanding changes to parental rights entering adulthood
  • Tools to save for financial needs now and in the future
  • Preparing now for eligibility of programs and benefits when your child turns 18

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Thursday, Mar. 5 | 6-8 p.m. Cancer Center Amphitheater
Providence Portland
Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97213

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For more information or to register by phone, call 503-215-2429 or 800-833-8899 ext. 52429

Challenging Behaviors in the Home

Looking at behaviors from a different perspective

Please join Alicia Like, M.Ed, BCBA, a clinical manager with the Center for Autism Related Disorders (CARD) who will explore:

  • Understanding the ABC’s of behavior (antecedent, behavior,
  • How to identify the “why” of a behavior
  • Examples of other options at home
  • Positive solutions for children’s challenging behaviors

*Free Event and Dinner Provided*

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Monday, April 20 | 6-8 p.m.
Highland Baptist Church
3100 SW Highland Ave
Redmond, OR 97756

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For more information or to register by phone, call 503-215-2429 or 800-833-8899 ext. 52429

Sexual Abuse & Trauma Workshop

This workshop will provide participants with a basic understanding of the dynamics of child sexual abuse (including within family environments i.e. intra-familial sexual abuse), utilizing a knowledge about sex offenders and the non-offending partner to help us understand the impact on children, young people and their families. "Offender knowledge" is utilized to help practitioners and "carers" (foster/adoptive/guardianship/relative caregivers) look out for possible warning signs and to assist with investigation, assessment, intervention and the provision of "therapeutic care." It also considers the use of psycho-educational/narrative approaches to working with children and young people affected by sexual abuse and how this can complement other therapeutic approaches. 

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Three event options (choose one):

Monday, March 9 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Providence Willamette Falls Community Center Auditorium
519 15th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045

Tuesday, March 10 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
DHS East Child Welfare Branch, Conference Rooms 5 & 6
11826 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97220

Wednesday, March 11| 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Souther Classrooms
9135 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225

To register, email ORPARC or call 503-241-0799 / 1-800-764-8367

Continuing Education Credits through NASW Oregon Chapter are available for $20.00. Please request Continuing Education Credits when registering.