Events


Sibshops: Sibling group for brothers and sisters, ages 5-12, of children with special developmental needs

For children ages 8-12

November 9 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, 9205 SW Barnes Rd

For children ages 5-12

December 14 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Providence Portland Child Center, 830 NE 47th Ave

To register: call 503-215-2429 or send an email.

Siblings can share stories, give and receive support as well as have fun with children who have similar experiences. Download the brochure ›

Group size is limited. Please register to reserve a spot for your child.


Managing Caregiver Stress

November 5, 6-8 p.m.
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Learn More & Register Online Now

Please join us for this workshop focused on tools to take care of yourself as well as helping you manage the daily stresses you face while caring for your child or grandchild.

Some of the skills you will learn are:

  • Managing Caregiver Stress
  • Recognize personal signs and symptoms of stress
  • Identify stress reducers and practice relaxation tools
  • Being able to manage emotions and handle challenges ahead
  • Make an Action Plan

Autism Spectrum Disorder 101

Supportive Strategies for Children & Youth

November 12 | 6-8 p.m.
Highland Baptist Church, 3100 SW Highland Ave (Redmond)
Learn More & Register Online Now

Please join Lauri Powers and Jennie Willis, High Desert ESD Autism Specialists, presenting an introduction to strategies and tools for children and youth experiencing Autism Spectrum Disorder, including:

  • Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Learning style preferences related to ASD
  • Understanding behavior of individuals experiencing ASD
  • Relevant ASD resources for families and community partners

Dinner and this workshop are free, thanks to the generous support of our Providence Foundation and community partners.


Challenging Behaviors in the Home

Looking at behaviors from a different perspective

English presentation: November 13 | 6-8 p.m.
Hillsboro Early Childhood Center, 759 SE Washington Street (Hillsboro)
Learn More & Register Online Now

Spanish presentation: November 16 | 3-5 p.m.
St. Alexander Church, 170 N 10th Ave (Cornelius)
To register: call 503-241-0799 ext. 11 or send an email

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

ORO training hours available through Child Care Resource & Referral of Washington County. This workshop is free thanks to the generous support of our Providence Foundation and partners. For NWRESD families, please contact 503-213-1700 to request child care.


Practical Solutions for Families Addressing Challenges with Latino Youth

Families Walking the Cultural Line

November 14 | 6-8 p.m.
Higher Education Center, 101 S Bartlett (Medford)
To Register: Call 541-732-5958 or send an email

Please join R. Bernal Cruz-Muñoz, MSW, and Elizur Bello, MSW, discussing practical solutions for families addressing young people's challenges, which will include:

  • How migrants families are affected by anxiety and instability
  • Identifying mental health needs and when to seek help
  • Talking to youth about serious issues related to migration and displacement
  • Relaxation techniques to reduce stress
  • Resources for families

Presentation will be in Spanish. English interpretation available. This workshop is free thanks to the generous support of our Providence Foundation and multitude of community partners.

Practical Solutions for Working with Latino Youth

Community Partners Walking the Cultural Line

November 15 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
JCHHS Building, 140 S Holly St (Medford)
To Register: Call 541-732-5958 or send an email

Please join Victoria L Bencomo, MSW, CSWA, R. Bernal Cruz-Muñoz, MSW and Elizur Bello, MSW, presenting practical solutions for working with migrant youth, which will include:

  • How migrant's mental health needs are manifested
  • Intervening in a culturally responsive manner
  • Understanding the cycles of oppression and liberation
  • Exploring opportunities for engagement and advocacy
  • Collaborating for culturally responsive bilingual mental health services

This workshop is free thanks to the generous support of our Providence Foundation and multitude of community partners.


Navigating Sensory Processing

Managing Self-Care, Getting Better Sleep and More

November 16 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Medford Public Library
Large Conference Room, 205 S. Central (Medford)
To register: Call 541-732-5958 or send an email

Please join Lynn Roussell, MS, OTR/L, for this presentation where you will learn to use your knowledge of Sensory Processing to tackle new challenges like:

  • How to be proactive, and help your child be successful
  • Explaining your child’s situation to family and friends
  • Why sensory kids struggle with holiday activities
  • Helping your child cope with self-care tasks and become more independent
  • Helping your child and ourselves get restorative sleep

Download the brochure ›
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This workshop is free thanks to the generous support of the Providence Foundation.


SensoryPDX Series 

These events are the 3rd Thursday of each month – October 2019 through April 2020. The seminars are free thanks to the generous support of the Providence Foundation and Sensory PDX partners.

Please register to reserve your spot. Links to registration below or you can call 503-215-2429.

Problem Solving Sensory: Strategies for Home + School

Thursday, November 21, 7-9 p.m.
Please join Lisa Porter, OTD, OTR/L, for a presentation on sensory strategies, including:
  • The importance of understanding your child's sensory differences
  • The need for your own self-care & self-regulation
  • How to support your child's social-emotional development
  • The idea of a sensory lifestyle
  • Problem solving tools for everyday situations
Learn More & Register Online Now 
Location: Souther Auditorium, East Pavilion
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, 9135 SW Barnes Road, Portland OR 97225

Developing Social Skills

Presented by Deanne Nelson, SLP
January 16, 7-9 p.m.
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Souther Classrooms, East Pavilion
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, 9135 SW Barnes Road, Portland OR 97225

Redefining Self-Care

February 20, 7-9 p.m.
Presented by Lara Levine, MOT, OTR/L and Jeanne Farber, OTR/L
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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.
Learn More & Register Online Now

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
Learn More & Register Online Now 

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