The following resources have been recommended or shared by the AE community of providers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Multnomah County.

  • Adding layers to the ACEs pyramid: “When the RYSE Center opened its doors in 2008 in Richmond, CA, says Kanwarpal Dhaliwal, community health director and a RYSE co-founder (and ACEs Connection member), staff members didn’t talk about complex trauma per se, but they recognized the many types of chronic trauma that the youth it was serving were experiencing. The youth services organization grew out of a youth movement in response to homicides near Richmond High School in 2000.”

  • "A Mural On 82nd Avenue And The Art Of Taking Up Space" from OPB: "All he wanted was to paint this mural, to celebrate the people who make Portland and 82nd Avenue so unique despite Portland's homogenous reputation. It was just supposed to be his way of processing what was happening to the country; he wanted to make sense of it all by creating something positive."

  • A speech by Alberto Moreno from March 2016 during Farmworker Awareness Week before the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. In the speech, Alberto says of his community: "We are not helpless or powerless. We are instead, a people defined by, our beautiful irrational optimism. Our very migration here is an act of hope and faith. And while others may  think of us as disease vectors alone, we carry, upon our backs, not only hope but an undying optimism: That it is possible to sow through our work and sweat, a better life for our children. We portage within the sacred helix of our very DNA, resilience and resistance. That it is this propensity for resistance, for justice, for hope which is our greatest strength."

  • Tips from introverts for introverts on how to survive a conference: From Vu Le's Nonprofit AF blog, a community sourced list of tips for surviving conferences as a an introvert: "If the thought of spending time with hundreds of other people at a conference for several days makes you want to run home and re-binge-watch all four seasons of 'Battlestar Galactica,' you are not alone. (But you probably wish to be! #introvertjokes!)"

  • Six Tenets of Trauma-Informed Substance Use Disorder Services: From Lydia Anne M. Bartholow, DNP, PMHNP, CARN-AP writing on the Trauma Informed Oregon Blog: "To support our most vulnerable community members, we must create systems that are attentive to the patient experience as well as the patient outcomes. These trauma-informed systems are ours to create. They are within reach and will not only save lives - they will transform them."

  • "How does Art Therapy work with trauma?": This short piece from Chloë Chapman gives an overview of how art therapy may be beneficial for trauma survivors: "Using art to express emotion accesses both visually stored memory and body memory, as not only does it enable people to create images, but the use of art materials such as clay and paint can reconnect them to physical sensation."

  • The online conversation about #boringselfcare propelled by Hannah Daisy, an occupational therapist and illustrator has inspired conversations about the seemingly little things we can do everyday to take care of ourselves if we're struggling with our mental or physical health, and how to better honor and validate others even when their self-care actions seem small.

  • Everything is Incredible short film - this 10-minute film tells the story of Agustin who has been building a helicopter since 1958 despite limited resources and criticism from his community. In this video, viewers have the privilege to witness his strength, creativity, and resilience. The website also includes a lesson plan to explore the concept of resilience through Agustin's story.