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Goals of Reach Out Oregon

Regional families with children experiencing mental, emotional or behavioral health challenges will gain access to a support team of families and friends and a community network where questions are answered, resources are shared, and needs are understood. Goals for the project include:

Reduce isolation of families raising a child who experiences behavioral health needs

Increase likelihood parents will find someone who can relate to their struggle, and provide compassionate, informed and effective personal support.

Decrease the stigma associated with experiencing mental health needs

Share the stories of people speaking openly about their experiences , demonstrating community through shared perspectives and mutual support.

Strengthen navigation to increase access to resources for families

Integrate with existing community efforts; develop informed family peers; increase likelihood of mental health issues being addressed earlier, before crisis level.

Advisory Council

Amy Baker, Clatsop County
Cindy Becker, Behavioral Health Consultant
Kerry Blum, Polk County
Bill Bouska, Samaritan Health Plans
Kevin Campbell, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. (GOBHI)
Ebony Clarke, Multnomah County
Cheryl Cohen, Health Share of Oregon
Braunwynn Franklin, Consumer Survivor Advocate
Tracy Garrel, Multnomah County Mental Health & Addictions Services
Silas Halloran-Steiner, Yamhill County
Robin Henderson, Providence Medical Group
Julia Jackson, Columbia County
Dr. Ajit Jetmalani, Oregon Health Sciences University
Deandre Kenyanjui, Multnomah County
Bryon Lambert, The Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP)
Carol Lewis, Figure 8 Knot Consulting
Holden Leung, Asian Health & Service Center
Bobby Martin, Health Share of Oregon
Donna Mills, Central Oregon Health Council
Cary Moller, Marion County
Mary Monnat, Life Works NW
Gustavo Morales, Euvalcree
Cydney Nestor, Marion County
Nicolas Ocon, Washington County Department of Health & Human Services
Bryce Peterson, Salem Health
Mary Rumbaugh, Clackamas County
Erin Rust, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. (GOBHI)
Maureen Seferovich, Washington County
Kim Scott, Trillium Family Services
Mary Starrett, Yamhill County Commissioner
Dan Thoma, MODA Health
Elise Thompson, Clackamas County Department of Health, Housing, and Human Services
Ellen Thornton-Love, Lane County
Frank Hannah Williams, Tillamook County

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Oregon Health Authority Legislative Updates

(OHA) invites all interested persons to our monthly legislative updates.

Multnomah County Eviction Moratorium Information

Eviction Moratorium Protections are Changing February 1, 2021

Join Us for a Family Led Discussion

Please join us this Friday, January 29, 4 – 4:30pm for our weekly Family Discussion.

Disability Rights Oregon

Tips on Requesting Compensatory Education

Oregon Dept. of Education Update

News Release: Updated guidance serves as a guide for schools returning students to in-person learning

Black & African American NAMI Basics Class

For Parents & Caregivers of Children/Adolescents with Mental Health Barriers

Does Your Child Need a Digital Detox?

Video: How to break those tech habits.

Recovery in Oregon: A Conversation with OHA

Virtual Legislative Forum for Behavioral Health Consumers & Families

NAMI Clackamas COVID-19

A comprehensive booklet for COVID-19 resources with a focus on Mental Health.

Stress, Depression and the Holidays: Tips for Coping

Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression. Spanish copy available.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Getting Together (Virtually) to Record the Stories of Elders and Family Members.

Holiday Bingo Event

Join us December 22, 2020 for an online Bingo event.

Video: Dr. Fauci and His Spouse

Dr. Fauci and his spouse talk about celebrating the holidays without getting together with their daughters.

Managing Anxiety and the Return To School – Webinar Series

Learning Disability Diagnosis and English Language Learners

How parents can help kids get the right support.

Zoom Extends Meeting Times for Thanksgiving

Zoom announces extended meeting times on their free level Zoom service.

No Weekly Family Discussion This week

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, We are closed on Friday November 11-27-20

Oregon “Freeze”

Governor Kate Brown Announces Statewide Two-Week Freeze to Stop Rapid Spread of COVID-19

How to Modify an IEP or 504 for Distanced Learning

How to help kids get essential school supports

Teens and SAD

An Article regarding Teens that experience SAD ((Seasonal Affective Disorder)

CDC Thanksgiving Recommendations

Enjoy Thanksgiving activities and take steps to protect yourself from getting or spreading COVID-19.

Kate Brown Mandate – “Social Pause”

Governor Kate Brown Announces Two-Week Pause on Social Activities to Help Stop Rapid Spread of COVID-19

Reach Out Oregon Closed for Veteran’s Day

Oregon Family Support Network and Reach Out Oregon will be closed for Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

Un Debate Sobre Educacion Especial

Con la Presentadora Invitada, Nelva Ojeda

BIPOC Specific – Lines for Life Hotline

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Un Debate Sobra Educacion Especial

Para Una Discusion Interactiva el Jueves 29 de Octubre de 5-6pm. Con La Presentadora Invitada, Nelva Ojeda.

Join Us for a Live, Family-Led Discussion

Please join us for a Family Discussion this Friday 10/26/20 from 4-4:30pm

Invitation – Steve Allen Listening Sessions

Steve Allen, Oregon State Behavioral Health Director, wants to hear from family members how to make the behavioral health system more simple, responsive, and meaningful for children and their families.

Si’ por 108

Vote yes on 108

Measure 108 will decrease smoking among children under 18 by 21%

Friday Family Discussion

Join us for a live, family-led discussion…

A Discussion on Special Education

Join Victoria Haight, Training and Workforce Development Manager, OFSN, for an Interactive Discussion Tuesday 10/19, 5:30-6:30pm

(Triple P) Positive Parenting Program Online Training

“Share your Tips Tuesday” | Chromebook Accessibility Tools for Students Needing Accommodations

A Discussion on Special Education

Distance Learning- Tips from Teachers for all Ages

COVID-19 has forced widespread school closures, requiring students of all ages to make the unprecedented pivot to distance learning. Now, parents across the country are suddenly grappling with the fact that they have to be in charge of their child’s education, in addition to normal work and home responsibilities.

Friday Family Discussion

Tips for UNschooling

FACT Oregon Special Education Toolkit

A Discussion on Special Education

Discussion Group: Concrete Support

Oregon Wildfires – A Comprehensive List of Resources from OHA

Building Positive Relationships with Students: What Brain Science says.

Person-Centered Parenting

Court Case Supports Children and Youth with Disabilities and Other Challenges

Discussion Group: Back to School

How trauma affects kids in school

Tips for getting a good start in High School

Preparing Kids for Back to School Success

Five Reasons Students Aren’t Engaging in Distance Learning

Discussion Group: Back to School

Calm Starts at Home

ODE Planning for 2021 school year

Children’s books about Covid 19

Join Us For Our Weekly Discussion!

Join us for our family discussion this Friday.

Check out the Oregon Department of Education site for school information

“Ask a Pediatrician” Live Q&A Session Friday, May 15 – Noon to 1 PM

Emergency Childcare Financial Assistance for Families Announced by Governor Brown

Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owe

From the State Of Oregon; COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

COVID-19: Information for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Governor Kate Brown Issues Order to Stop Residential Evictions During COVID-19 Crisis March 22, 2020

Executive Order: Stay Home Except for Essential Needs

Public Health Nurse Alice Kirby explains COVID-19 in a short video

Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Governor Kate Brown Announces New Statewide Actions on COVID-19

Reach Out Oregon Warmline Hours Expanding as of February 4, 2020

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