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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM PDT
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New Song Church Community Center 
220 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR 97212

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Alex Rice 
VOA Al Forthan Scholarship 

March 11th Trainings with Jackie Trusell, LCSW and Monica Parmley, LCSW Presented by the Al Forthan Scholarship and Friends of the Children

Please join us for the upcoming trainings on Wednesday, March 11th for Trauma Informed Care in School Settings: Removing Shame. Restoring Hope. Reducing Isolation with Jackie Trussell, LCSW and suicideTALK with Monica Parmley, LCSW.

All proceeds go towards the Al Forthan Scholarship. 

Cost: $110 for full day of trainings (6 CEUs); $60 for AM or PM training (3 CEUs).

Trauma Informed Care in School Settings: Removing Shame. Restoring Hope. Reducing Isolation.

Featuring: Jackie Trussell, LCSW

When:  8:30am-12:00pm (registration starts at 8:00)                 


Our schools serve many students with histories of traumatic life experiences. As educators and mental health professionals it is imperative that we recognize the potential impacts of trauma on the development, learning, and response to treatment in our students. We understand that the purpose of Trauma Informed Care is to promote resiliency, health and wellness for those who have experienced trauma and to create a minimum standard of care in addressing the impact of trauma. This training will focus on strategies and interventions that facilitate an understanding in recognizing the signs and behaviors associated with trauma.

Jackie Trussell, LCSW

Jackie Trussell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Treatment Director at Serendipity Center, a therapeutic school in SE Portland. She has over 30 years’ experience working in mental health and social work with children, adolescents and their families. Her specialty areas include school-based treatment, child welfare, anxiety/depression/PTSD in children, mindfulness and collaborative problem solving interventions. Her focus is always incorporating a trauma informed perspective in working with clients and systems of care.



Featuring: Monica Parmley, LCSW

When: 1:00pm – 4:30pm (registration starts at 12:30pm)


suicideTALK is a 3-hour workshop that invites interested community members to become more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in their community. Dealing openly with the stigma around suicide, this exploration focuses upon the question, “Should we talk about suicide?” As a suicideTALK-informed session member, you will be better able to:

• understand how personal and community beliefs about suicide affect suicide stigma and safety

• appreciate how the steps taught in suicideTALK can be used to help prevent suicide;

• choose among ways to help protect, preserve and promote life in a suicide-safer community.

• identify additional resources and training opportunities to foster more in-depth knowledge of suicide prevention and intervention

Monica Parmley, LCSW

Monica Parmley completed the Master of Social Work program at Portland State University (PSU) in 2004 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2007. Her clinical roles have included being a school-based social worker and therapist with children, youth and families; trainer and consultant in schools and community mental health settings; and clinical supervisor to social workers pursuing licensure. At PSU, Monica coordinates internship opportunities with students and community agencies and teaches a yearlong field seminar supporting students in their internship settings. She also co-created and co-teaches a course in brief interventions and treatment. Monica has been a registered Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) facilitator since 2010 and she has conducted workshops in the community on the topics of clinical supervision; social work in schools; suicide prevention, intervention and postvention; special needs adoption; self-harm; grief and loss and crisis intervention.


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If you have any questions please contact Alex Rice at or 503-802-0299