Teen Brain Under Construction with Crystal Collier, PhD.

Please join us for a FREE workshop on healthy youth brain development and how a variety of high-risk behaviors can derail that trajectory. Parents will also learn how they help can prevent adolescents from engaging in these behaviors.

Crystal Collier, Ph.D., herself a person in long-term recovery, comes to us from Houston, Texas via Zoom. She is a therapist and educator who works with adolescents and adults with mental illness, behavior concerns and substance use disorders. Her areas of expertise include adolescent brain development, prevention programming, parent coaching and addiction. Dr. Collier received the Outstanding Research Award from the Association of Alternative Peer Groups and was named Counselor of the Year by the Houston Counseling Association. Her book, The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide, includes prevention science tools for families who want to prevent youth risky behavior.

Summer is one of the highest risk times for youth to try alcohol and other drugs for the first time. This workshop will support parents’ efforts to reduce risks and encourage healthy choices.

Join Us! Tuesday, May 11th 6:30-8 PM via Zoom

Go BIG this Halloween!

Enter Oregon City Together’s Halloween Poster Celebration for a chance to win one of more than 40 fun prizes!

The Upstanders

The Upstanders movie explores cyber-bullying among students, friends, family, co-workers and the brain science behind it all. It shows how we can make a difference together to create systemic change. Film producers, IndieFlix, recommend it for ages 13+. Free. Hosted by Oregon City Together with support from Clackamas County Children, Families & Community Connections.

Creating Compassionate Kids: The 2020 Family Focus Forum

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Creating Compassionate Kids

The 2020 Family Focus Forum will be held on February 1st, 2020

Register Today

  • Amazing Parent Workshops
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch
  • Free Childcare with Registration

Location: Oregon City High School, 19761 S Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045
Date and Time: February 1st, 2020 between 8:30am – 2:45pm.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Shauna Tominey, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Parenting Education Specialist at Oregon State University. In her current role, she serves as the Principal Investigator for the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, an initiative to provide high-quality parenting education to Oregon families with young children. She previously served as the Director of Early Childhood Programming at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She is the author of “Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have With Young Children” and a regular contributor for PBS Kids for Parents.

Register online or register by phone
To register over the phone in Spanish or English: Call (503) 785-8880 extension 7864
If you need an interpreter for any additional sessions, please call (503) 785-8880 extension 7864

LIKE: A documentary about the impact of social media on our lives

Are you using technology or is technology using you? This movie explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. Social media is a place to connect, share and care… but is that what’s really happening? Best for ages 10 and up. Free. Seating is limited so be sure to RSVP.

Smart Choices, Healthy Future Workshop

Your child will have fun! The workshop is lead by Nigel Wrangham, a national trainer in youth engagement, prevention and leadership. Nigel works with groups of young people to help them influence policy, advocate for social change and summon the courage to act consciously from their core principles. He is known for his ability to generate engagement at every level.

Healthy Futures Film Series

Film producers state films are appropriate for children older than 10. Please review the trailers to determine your comfort level.

National Night Out 2018

National Night Out

Calendar Date:
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location:
Mt. Pleasant
1232 Linn Avenue
Oregon City, OR 97045
Future site of the new Oregon City Police Department
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National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. National Night Out has been celebrated across North America on the first Tuesday of August since 1983. It’s a day when people hold parties to strengthen community cohesiveness and crime resistance, and get to know their neighbors and their local public safety officials. When neighbors get to know each other, they create a connected and safer community.