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CaN Centers Luncheon Minutes Salem Leadership Foundation - Format: Presentation February 7, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Hosted by: First Presbyterian Church, 770 Chemeketa St NE, Salem, OR 97301 Introductions - Dwayne Hilty Update - Rob

  1. CaN Centers Luncheon Minutes Salem Leadership Foundation - Format: Presentation February 7, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hosted by: First Presbyterian Church, 770 Chemeketa St NE, Salem, OR 97301 Introductions - Dwayne Hilty Update - Rob Thrasher … Warming Shelter in January. Over Christmas. Great to see the community rally together. 6 month partnership w/ new Beginning Marshallese Church. Brothers of Valor also operates out of FPC. For disenfranchised youth to give them access to music and recording time. Also sending a team to Texas in May to engage in rebuilding w/ a sister church in Orange, Texas. Youth group also puts on a kids camp in Canada for First Nations peoples there. Also one of the first churches to host homeless families with IHN (Family Promise). Trying to take a large campus w/ a not so large congregation to partner with the city to create a space of flourishing and make our city a city of peace! CaN Centeres Kudo - Sam … Salute to someone in the community (ministry org or person). A Jennifer Skillern baked Marionberry pie w/ Ike Box coffee is presented to for, and in gratitude for, the warming centers, homeless count, and reaching to our neighbors without homes, walking alongside every day. Facilitating meals under the Marion Street bridge. Picnic tables have been added by City of Salem. CaN Quiz Show - Garret Berk … February - next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, Oregon’s Statehood Day, and St. Valentine’s Day. An All Saints Quiz… Presentation - Trauma and Trauma Informed Care… DJ introduces Abe Reichlin, LCSW We want to lesson the trauma and not amplify, bring peace and shalom to the person and the situation. Abe created this business w/ a background in social work. He discovered during this time that the people who need info on caring for trauma victims the most don’t have access to it - churches, day cares, schools, non profits and homes. They try to provide trainings for basically anybody who is not a mental health professional. What is Trauma? Not sexy or fun. It’s scary, overwhelming and debilitating. Render us incapable of functioning under a lot of stress. It’s not the experience every time, it’s how

  2. we respond to experiences and how those shape us. A fear-based lens can be created by the way we respond to trauma (see brochure). Brainstorm: The group shared some of their own ideas as to what trauma is: an event or trigger that overwhelms emotions to the point that one doesn’t respond normally; the inability to listen to the rational side of your brain; your world as you know it (or your paradigm) is shattered; injury (physical or mental). These answers were validated because they are all based on experience. We don’t get to decide if something is ‘traumatic’ or not. It affects on all the planes: physical, mental, relational, spiritual. It affects our processing of information and thinking logically, rationally through the scenario. Fight or flight is initiated and response is based on emotion (amygdala, small pea-sized part of the brain) vs. rationally with the frontal lobe (rational, front of the brain). Window of Tolerance is a tool: imagine a box. In the middle of the box, is the time period where you can think rationally and logically. Above the line is hyper-arousal: unable to recognize how to address situations and react rationally. Under the line is hypo-arousal: numb out, unable to address situation; freeze response. Use Window to address your day - when you’re in it or not in your window. What triggers you to leave the window or leave the window. What processing techniques help you stay w/in that window? Since trauma affects so many areas , it’s important to deal with it. Sensation is one area that affects our ability to remain present, focus and process/understand information being given to us. Sensation work in therapy can be very helpful with traumatized individuals (body orientation therapies). It can be more productive than talk-therapy because our memory holds our traumas in our bodies; our body memory of sensations is deeper, and allows us to feel experiences rather than think about them. Triggers are a good example of sensations that hold memories of trauma. Night terrors, flashbacks, panic attacks, and difficulty focusing are all examples of triggers / symptoms of PTSD. Hard to talk about, but important to know and address. These symptoms are triggered in the body because of somethi ng in the environment that you’re in. It’s sensational and cognitive. There’s information you’re always reading in your environment… the more traumatized we’ve been, the more we scan our environment; the more we look for danger. If you look for danger, you ’re usually able to find it. Ironically, that hyper awareness can lead to the inability to discern danger from non danger. When we’re in fight or flight (danger mode) our bodies secret cortisone. The more trauma or trigger, the more cortisone - even when t here’s not real danger: double whammy of cortisone. Trauma is perception - perceiving environmental stimuli and situations.

  3. When you’re around people who are regularly traumatized , you have a response to that experience. You can become hyperaware as a result - increased cortisol - secondary trauma or vicarious trauma. Self- care is the way out of that. When you’re grounded will help them stay in the moment and be present. If you’re with someone traumatized, the best way to support and help them is to dumb things down. When someone is traumatized and in amygdala mode - they can’t process information or multi-step instructions. The less you say and simple the better for that person. Negative dissociation is a common side-effect of trauma. Bringing them back to reality and helping them understand they’re in a safe place is helpful when this happens. Grounding techniques, recognizing their bodies and sensations, who you are and where th ey are good tactics to help. Whatever you can say or ask to “get them back in the room with you.” Trauma Academy NW provides affordable training. $195 is the rate for a training for your group (not a per-person-price). Various levels of trainings: I. Basics of trauma (what is trauma?), Neurology of Trauma, II. Brain-body interactions and how to ground people, III. Organizational & Systemic Trauma IV. Burnout and self-care. Then some breakout trainings: ADHD, yoga, building and using sensory rooms. The website has a complete list. Announcements - Kaleb Herring 1. Marion County Health promotion coordinator, brand new to Salem and Oregon. Working on mental promotion and suicide prevention with Marion County. They’re assessing resources available as well as h elp those attemptees and survivors. If you’re interested in participating contact Chandra. 2. Girl Scouts - Zoe S. Looking fo girls who may be interested, or interested in starting a new troop! They want to spread the word that Girl Scouts is in Salem. 3. Grace House - Silva Ray . March fundraiser - Soup for your Supper. Raffles, an auction, fliers. Grace House is a faith-based transitional shelter - 6 months for homeless women. 4. T3 Training - Graham Neely with Boys and Girls Club . Workforce development for teens; career exploration, job shadows, interview practice. They need community professionals to share experience with teens. College and Career Prep night is looking for panelists! T3 program assistant and Americorp CAC (Community and Career) position looking to fill. Go to the website for job descriptions. under careers. 5. McKay Community Breakfast - Kaleb Herring. Free breakfast and entertainment! More info here.


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