Events


March-May 2019

Creating Strong Families: Targeting ACEs through Resilience Education

Join Dr. Amy Stoeber in discussing how to build resilient families by understanding ways to overcome adversity and to parent with a positive, strengths-affirming approach. You'll learn specific strategies that reduce the effects of early traumatic experiences and create stronger families and more resilient children.

Dr. Amy Stoeber is a licensed psychologist who works with children and families of all ages, birth through young adulthood. Dr. Stoeber owns a private practice in Clackamas, Oregon, where she focuses on early childhood issues, teen adjustment issues, family stress, trauma and a variety of other mental illnesses that affect children and families. Dr. Stoeber is a former statewide trainer for the Department of Human Services and now works with Children's Health Alliance to promote wellness for children of all ages in pediatric settings. Working with children and families is a passion of Dr. Stoeber, and she especially enjoys the opportunity to provide training and support in both large and small group settings.

Attend One or Both Sessions!

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Part I: 9am-12pm | Part II: 1pm-4pm at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, East Pavilion Souther Auditorium, 9135 SW Barnes Rd., Portland, OR 97225

Friday, March 15, 2019
Part I: 9am-12pm | Part II: 1pm-4pm at Salem Hospital, Building B, Auditorium/Foyer (Basement Level) 665 Winter Street SE, Salem, OR 97301

Monday, April 1, 2019
Part I: 9am-12pm | Part II: 1pm-4pm at Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, Auditorium 519 15th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045

Registration: Contact ORPARC at 503-241-0799, 1-800-764-8367, or via email. Continuing Education Credits through NASW Oregon Chapter available at $20 and are available. Please request these credits when registering.



Sensory Strategies for Home

Living with your sensational child

Please join us for presentation by Joan Johnson, OTR/L, MPA-HA, pediatric occupational therapist and owner of Creating Pathways Pediatric Therapy, who will address:
  • A brief overview of sensory processing and sensory modulation disorders
  • Understanding sensory related behavior
  • Becoming a "Sensory Detective"
  • Implementing sensory strategies in the home environment

Se dispone de servicios de inscripción e interpretación en español llamando a 503-574-6595 antes del 11 de marzo.

March 21, 2019
6:30-8:30 p.m.-noon at Salem Hospital, Center for Health Education (CHEC), Classroom 1, 939 Oak Street SE, Salem, OR

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

Join us for Sibshops!

For brothers and sisters, ages 5-12, of kids with special developmental needs

Description:
  • Siblings can share stories, give and receive support as well as have fun with children who have similar experiences.
  • Engaging and active support group - getting children talking, laughing and learning.
  • Group size is limited and pre-registration is required.
  • Snacks provided. If diet restrictions, please send along a snack.

Sibshops is free thanks to the generous support of our donors.

April 6 (Ages 5-12)
9:30 a.m.-noon at Providence Newberg Medical Center

May 4 (Ages 5-12)
9:30 a.m.-noon at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Registration: Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Register by phone at 503-215-2429 or toll free at 800-833-8899 ext. 52429.



Healthy Relationships and Sexuality

An important part of the transition to adulthood for youth with child-onset conditions

Please join Susan Labhard, MSN, RN, Transitions Nurse Specialist, equipping participants to confidently approach:

  • Teaching the importance of social success in developing healthy relationships
  • Unique challenges and solutions for emerging adults with disabilities in expressing themselves
  • Sexuality as a normal part of transition to adulthood and options for expression are important for quality of life

Se dispone de servicios de inscripción e interpretación en español llamando a 503-574-6595 antes del 4 de abril.

Thursday, April 11, 2019
6-8p.m. at Innovative Services Building, 9414 NE Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver, WA 98662

Registration: Register by phone at 360-823-2247 x. 106 or info@peacenw.org



FASD and Other Neurobehavioral Conditions

Understanding a brain-based approach

You are invited to a presentation by Eileen Devine, LCSW, therapist, consultant, and parent who will explore:

  • How the brain is impacted by pre-natal exposure to alcohol, other substances or trauma.
  • Discovering the source of behaviors: the brain.
  • Creating meaningful accommodations for those experiencing neurobehavioral conditions.
  • Parenting these children differently so there is greater hope and resiliency for the parenting journey.

Se dispone de servicios de inscripción e interpretación en español llamando a 503-574-6595 antes del 5 de abril.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
6-8p.m. at Center for Health Education, 740 SW 9th Street, Newport, OR 97365

Thursday, April 18, 2019
6-8p.m. at Tillamook County Library- Main, 1716 Third Street, Tillamook, OR 97141

Friday, April 19, 2019
6-8p.m. at Providence Seaside Hospital, 725 S Wahanna Road, Seaside, OR 97138

Registration: Register by phone at 503-215-2429 or toll free at 800-833-8899 ext. 52429. You can also register online: Newport, Tillamook and Seaside



Communicating Clearly

Building relationships and avoiding breakdowns

You are invited to a presentation by Erica Steele, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist at Providence Children's Development Institute, who will explore:

  • Identifying key areas of miscommunication
  • Strategies to communicate effectively for all ages
  • What your child's behavior maybe communicating
  • Power of saying yes (even if you mean "no")

Se dispone de servicios de inscripción e interpretación en español llamando a 503-574-6595 antes del 5 de abril.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6-8p.m. at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Souther Classroom, 9135 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225

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