Events


June-August 2019

Family Led Crisis Planning

“Voice and Choice” is not just a catchy new phrase in the mental health world for families. In this session, we will explore how lived experience guides holistic crisis planning based on all 12 life domains. Using group discussion and practical tools, we will navigate the paradigm shift from system led crisis planning to consumer led crisis planning.

Please note that registration for this training is required. To Register, follow the link below:

Monday, June 17, 2019
9a.m.-12p.m. at Jackson County Health and Human Services Building- Orchard Room, 140 S Holly St, Medford, OR 97501

Contact Lane in the OFSN Training Program for more information by email or 971.283.6139.

Register online



Transitions/Grief & Loss Trainings

Transitions: When Children Have to Move

Part I Morning Session: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Despite what can sometimes be described as heroic efforts, we can’t stop children from having to navigate difficult transitions during their time in foster care. We CAN take important steps to ease these transitions, decreasing the risk of traumatic grief and increasing the possibility of resilience. Successful transitions require adults to be thoughtful, present, and attuned to children’s needs. This workshop will cover the neurobiology behind why transitions are so challenging, what adults can do to lessen the trauma of a transition, how to support children through the intensity of their feelings related to another transition, and the importance of open, honest, and authentic communication with even the youngest of children.

Grief in Foster & Adopted Children (and Families)

Part II Afternoon Session: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Foster Care & Adoption always begins with loss. Grief is inherent, although when and how children experience, express, and process their grief varies substantially. When parents, professionals, therapists and other helpers honor the grief inherent in foster care & adoption and understand the complexities of their losses, we open ourselves up to being more fully present for children to process their grief. This workshop will cover the losses inherent in foster care and adoption, grief related to adoption (including ambiguous loss), understanding why children grieve for abusive and neglectful families, supporting children through big, confusing, and overwhelming feelings, and how to notice if our own feelings may be being triggered and preventing us from being full present for children.

Attend one or both sessions

Monday, June 24, 2019
Part I: 9a.m.-12p.m. | Part II: 1p.m.-4p.m.
RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, Multipurpose Room 129B 101 South Bartlett Street, Medford, OR 97501

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Part I: 9a.m.-12p.m. | Part II: 1p.m.-4p.m.
Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, Auditorium 519 15th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Part I: 9a.m.-12p.m. | Part II: 1p.m.-4p.m.
Columbia Gorge Community College, Lecture Hall, Building 2, 3rd Floor 400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058

Registration: Register by phone at 503-241-0799 or toll free at 800-764-8367 or email.



Safe & Secure Symposium

Free event for families of children with disabilities

Trainings:

  • Wandering Prevention
  • First Responders
  • ER Visit Readiness
  • Behavior Strategies
  • Internet Safety
  • Disaster Planning
  • Suicide Prevention

Exhibits:

  • Pathways to Justice
  • Emergency Registry
  • Injury Prevention
  • CPR Basics
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Poison Control
  • Safety Plans

Friday, June 28, 2019
1-7p.m. at Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road NE Keizer OR

Register online



Developing Our Children's Skills

6 Week 2019 Parenting Class Series

For families experiencing challenging behaviors with children who have special needs, including autism spectrum disorders.

Class sessions include:

  • Solving everyday behavior challenges
  • Teaching positive social behavior
  • Developing the best solutions for your child

Suggested donation of $50 to cover class materials.

Thursdays, July 11 - August 15, 2019
9:30-11:30a.m. at St. Vincent Medical Center*

Mondays, July 15 - August 19
9:30-11:30a.m. at Providence Portland Medical Center*

*specific room will be given after registration

Registration: Register by phone at 503-215-2429 or toll free at 800-833-8899 ext. 52429 or email.