Events


April-June 2019

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.

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.

Register for Newport online

Register for Tillamook online

Register for Seaside online



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.

Register online



Challenging Behaviors in the Home

Looking at behaviors from a different perspective

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

Se dispone de servicios de inscripción e interpretación en español llamando a 503-574-6595 antes del 16 de abril.

Saturday, April 27, 2019
9a.m.-Noon at Lakeview E Conference Room, Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420

Registration: Register by phone at 541-732-5958 or email



R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Teaching children to know and respect themselves and ask others to do the same

You are invited to a presentation by Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy. D., who will explore:

  • How to teach children of all ages about consent
  • How healthy boundaries lead to healthy relationships
  • Empowering children to require permission for touch
  • The importance of children developing a sense of self

Se dispone de servicios de inscripción e interpretación en español llamando a 503-574-6595 antes del 16 de abril.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
6-8p.m. at Providence Newberg Medical Center, Dundee/Sherwood/St. Paul Room, 1001 Providence Drive, Newberg, OR 97132

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

Register online



Building Resiliency and Reducing Relational Stress

Strategies for professionals and families of children with special needs

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

  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of caregiver burnout
  • Addressing fatigue, stagnation or feeling overwhelmed
  • Strengthening relationships
  • Developing strategies and tools to build resilience

Se dispone de servicios de inscripción e interpretación en español llamando a 503-574-6595 antes del 7 de mayo.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6-8p.m. at Providence Portland Medical Center, Social Room, 4805 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97213

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

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.

Register for Transitions online

Register for Grief in Foster & Adopted Children online



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