Events


FACT Oregon Regional Learning Summit: Portland

Give us a day…we’ll give you all we’ve got!

Saturday, Jan. 25 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Free for family members. Educators and professionals welcome! Lunch, refreshments, and language interpretation provided.

Join us for a day of:

  • Learning advocacy tips for navigating special education
  • Charting your vision for the future
  • Connecting with others and resources

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

Questions? Call 503-786-6082 or email info@factoregon.org
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2020 Safe & Secure Symposium

Wednesday, Jan. 29 | 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

FREE EVENT FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

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  • 11 AM Check In
  • 11:30 AM Lunch Sessions
    • Drugs and Youth in Oregon
    • Bring your own lunch or order Little Lois Café delivery
  • 12:30 PM Concurrent Training Session Topics
    • Safety Strategies for Families
    • Internet Safety
    • Finding Hope in Moments of Crisis
  • 2:30 PM Exhibit Showcase & Prize Drawing
  • 3:30 PM Concurrent Training Session Topics
    • First Responder Meet & Greet
    • Emergency Room Preparedness
    • Healthy Interactions & Boundaries
  • 5:30 PM Concurrent Training Sessions Topics
    • Navigating Technology for Youth & Families
    • Preparing for Safe Dating & Intimacy
    • Wandering
  • 7 PM Acknowledgments & Prize Drawing
Exhibits, Presenters & Workshops Details on Eventbrite

Keizer Civic Center
930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer, OR

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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

Learn More & Register Online Now 

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


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Six-week class series for parents and caregivers

Feb. 4 - Mar. 10, 2020 | Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Please join us for this class 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:

  • 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

Hospital Conference Room 6 Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
2nd Floor, Main Hospital Entrance
9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225

Class size is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.

To register: Call 503-215-2429 or 800-833-8899 ext. 52429
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This class series is made possible thanks to the generous support of support of the Providence Foundation and our partners.


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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Tuesday, Feb. 4 |  6-8 p.m. Souther Auditorium
East Pavilion
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9135 SW Barnes Road
Portland OR 97225

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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


Developing Our Children's Skills: 2020 Parenting Class Series

Please join us for this six-week class focused on addressing challenging behaviors with children. Parents and caregivers will discuss:

  • Solving everyday behavior challenges
  • Teaching positive social behavior
  • Building confidence in your parenting strategies
  • Developing the best solutions for your child to be more successful at home and school

Both are from: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

MONDAYS February 3 - March 9
Providence Portland Medical Center*
4805 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97213 *specific room will be given after registration

WEDNESDAYS February 5 - March 11
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center*
9135 SW Barnes Road
Portland OR 97225 *specific room will be given after registration

To register: Email swindells@providence.org or Call 503-215-2429 or 800-833-8899 ext. 52429
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Suggested donation of $50 to cover class materials.

Helping Our Toddlers, Developing Our Children's Skills (HOT DOCS) is a parenting curriculum developed by the University of Southern Florida's Department of Pediatrics.


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.