Events

May 2018

Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma:

A Presentation for Parents, Foster Parents, & Other Caregivers

Many children have lived through traumatic experiences. Understanding how trauma affects children can help caregivers make better sense of a child’s behaviors, feelings, and attitudes. The Swindells Resource Center, in collaboration with Providence Children’s Health, the Oregon Department of Education, the Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center, Community Counseling Solutions, Prevent Child Abuse Oregon, and GOBHI, invite you to a free evening presentation for parents, foster parents, and other caregivers of children who have experienced trauma. Dinner and childcare will be provided.

Erin Baldwin Draper, MSW, Community Resource & Outreach Specialist with the Swindells Resource Center of Providence Health & Services, will present using curriculum developed through the National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network.

The presentation will include:

  • Strategies to improve communication with your child
  • Skills and techniques to influence your child’s behaviors and attitudes
  • Ways to reduce your child’s stress and reduce parental stress
  • Ideas to increase the positive experiences that make being a caregiver so worthwhile

Thursday, May 10th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, The Outpost Pizza Pub & Grill 201 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845

Learn more and register

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and partnership with Oregon Department of Education, PDU’s and Certificates of Attendance (2 hours) are available at no cost. Please inquire at registration. For additional information or to register by phone, call 503-215-2429 or 800-833-8899 ext 52429.


Trauma Informed Care for Professionals:

Understanding Children who have Experienced Trauma

The Swindells Resource Center, in collaboration with Providence Children’s Health, the Oregon Department of Education, GOBHI, Community Counseling Solutions, Prevent Child Abuse Oregon, the Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center, the Oregon Pediatric Society, and Dr. Teri Pettersen, MD, invite you to a free day-long presentation for educators and professionals who support parents, foster parents, and other caregivers of children who have experienced trauma.

Dr. Pettersen is a Trauma Informed Care trainer through the Oregon Pediatric Society and pediatrician of 26 years at The Children’s Clinic in Portland. Her day-long presentation will include:

  • Demystifying trauma informed care
  • How childhood trauma can effect health and well-being
  • The science of trauma and why it is important
  • Resilience, hope, and self-care

Friday, May 11th, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Grant Union Jr/Sr High School, 911 S Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845

Learn more and register

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and partnership with Oregon Department of Education, PDU’s and Certificates of Attendance (7 hours) are available at no cost. Please inquire at registration. For additional information or to register by phone, call 503-215-2429 or 800-833-8899 ext 52429.


Developmental Disability (DD) Services in Multnomah County: Understanding & Accessing Benefits

Please join the Swindells Resource Center, along with Garth Mackzum and Mercedes Gutierrez of Multnomah County, for a free introduction to Developmental Disability Services. The presentation will cover:

  • An overview of the I/DD service system
  • Eligibility criteria
  • How to apply (including required paperwork)
  • Available services, including in-home “K-Plan” services

Mercedes Gutierrez, MSW, Multnomah County Developmental Disabilities Program Coordinator, has over 15 years of experience working with families. Mercedes began as a Social Worker in the Stanislaus County (CA) Department of Aging and Disability, and has a background in human services, project management, leadership, and health management. She enjoys advocating for, supporting, and empowering families.

Garth Mackzum, MIA, Multnomah County Clinic Support Specialist, started as an Eligibility Specialist for Aging and Disability Services. He now serves on the IDD Services Intake and Eligibility Team and helps families navigate the complexities of DD services, including the application process. Garth has additional experience teaching, developing programs, and providing home care and personal support.

Tuesday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Providence Portland Medical Center, Room HCC1, 4805 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213

Learn more and Register

For additional information or to register by phone, call 503-215-2429 or 800-833- 8899 ext 52429. Spanish registration and interpretation services are available; please call 503- 574-6595 before May 1st.


Servicios de Discapacidad del Desarrollo: Condado de Multnomah

Entender y Acceder a los servicios

Únase al Swindells, Centro de Recursos, y Mercedes Gutierrez y Garth Mackzum del condado de Multnomah a una introducción gratuita a los servicios de discapacidad de desarrollo. La presentación cubrirá:

  • Un resumen de los servicios del sistema de discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo I/DD
  • El criterio de elegibilidad
  • Cómo solicitar los servicios (trámites necesarios)
  • Los servicios disponibles incluso los servicios particulares en casa del K-plan

Mercedes Gutierrez, MSW Coordinadora del Programa de Discapacidad del Desarrollo, cuenta con más de 15 años de experiencia trabajando con familias. Mercedes empezó como trabajadora social en el condado de Stanislaus, CA Departamento de envejecimiento y discapacidad. Actualmente a ella le gusta abogar, apoyar y fortalecer a familias.

Garth Mackzumn, MA especialista de apoyo para el condado de Multnomah empezó como especialista de elegibilidad con la oficina de servicios de envejecimiento y discapacidad en el condado de Multnomah. Actualmente es parte del equipo de ingreso y elegibilidad para los servicios de discapacidad intelectual y de desarrollo. A él le gusta navegar la complejidad de los servicios DD, incluso el proceso de ingreso.

Martes, 22 de Mayo 2018, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Providence Portland Medical Center, Room HCC1, 4805 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213

Aprende más y registra

Inscribase aqui: Llamando a 503-215-2429 o 800- 833-8899 ext 52429 o haga clic aquí y desplaza la pantalla hacia abajo donde dice -------- y haga clic para inscribirse. Se dispone de servicios de inscripción e interpretación llamando a 503-574-6595 antes del 1ro de mayo.


Join us for Sibshops!

For brothers and sisters, ages 5-7 and 8-12, of kids with special developmental needs

Sibshops with Swindells Resource Center are lively, pedal-to-the- metal, award-winning celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Sibshops acknowledges that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many, somewhere in between. They reflect a belief that brothers and sisters have much to offer one another – if they are given a chance.

The Sibshops model mixes information and discussion activities with new games designed to be unique, offbeat and appealing to a wide ability range. Sibs ages 5-7 & 8-12! Please join us for this day of celebration of you:

  • Games
  • New friends
  • Discussion activities

Snacks will be provided for the sibs. If there are any specific diet restrictions, please feel free to send along a snack. Register Soon. Space is limited.

A $10 donation would be appreciated for participation in Sibshops.

Saturday, May 26 from 9:30 a.m.-noon at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, East Pavilion – Souther Classroom, 9135 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

*Families are welcome to join us from 11:30-noon for end of the season cookies and treats! Pre-registration is required.

For additional questions and registration, please contact us by phone at: 503-215-2429 or 800- 833-8899, ext 52429. Swindells Resource Center is a part of the Providence Child Center.


Developmental Disability (DD) Services in Clackamas County: Understanding & Accessing Benefits

Please join Swindells Resource Center, in collaboration with Amy Jackson and Stacie Mullins of Clackamas County, for a free introduction to Developmental Disability (DD) Services. The presentation will cover:

  • An overview of the I/DD service system
  • A review of eligibility criteria
  • Steps for how to apply (including required paperwork)
  • A description of available services, including in-home “K-Plan” services

Amy Jackson, Service Coordinator for Clackamas County DD Services, has worked in the social services field for 17 years. She has been with Clackamas County for eight years, and has extensive knowledge assisting families with accessing services and supports, and facilitating access to K Plan services. She also has experience providing advocacy, support, and case management for children’s services.

Stacie Mullins, Lead Eligibility Specialist for Clackamas County DD Services, has almost 17 years of experience assisting families and individuals through the intake and eligibility determination process, and is one of the most experienced eligibility specialists in the state. Stacie participates in statewide rule advisory groups, has been involved with core competency training of new eligibility specialists, and actively participates on statewide DD eligibility committees and workgroups.

Thursday, May 31 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, 2nd Floor Conference Rooms C/D, 519 15th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045

Learn more and register

For additional information or to register by phone, call 503- 215-2429 or 800-833-8899 ext 52429. Spanish registration and interpretation services are available; please call 503-574- 6595 before May 23rd. This workshop is free thanks to the generosity of our donors. For a certificate of attendance, there is a $25 fee.