The Second Question: Insight, Resources, Connections

07.17.14
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ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training For those of you who work with people at risk of suicide, the Youth Suicide Prevention Program is putting on a 2-day ASIST workshop on July 22nd and 23rd, focused on teaching suicide assessment and intervention skills. This workshop is an opportunity to learn new skills or brush up on old ones with case study review, role-play simulations, and interactive discussions with workshop trainers and other workshop participants.
07.14.14
UPDATE: Red Cross services related to this fire have ended. A wildfire that broke out Sunday in the Moccasin Hill subdivision, north of the Sprague River, has consumed close to 3,000 acres so far. The fire is burning on private forestlands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry's Klamath-Lake District, and has destroyed several residences.
07.14.14
Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon has partnered with Cover Oregon to make sure Oregonians know about the many health insurance options and financial help available. Cover Oregon is a new marketplace where Oregonians can compare and enroll in medical and dental insurance that fits their needs and budget or sign up for OHP or Healthy Kids.
07.14.14
We're moving to new headquarters! We’ve outgrown our office and are seeking community partners to help sponsor our relocation efforts in early September. New office space has been secured that will enable us to continue:
07.11.14
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Temperatures are predicted to stay above 90 degrees for much of Oregon and SW Washington. Cooling centers are opening to help keep people out of the heat.  
07.10.14
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As summer takes off, Multnomah County reminds us all how to stay cool and safe this summer: Drink more water than usual. Don’t wait until you are thirsty. Buddy up! Check on a friend and have them do the same for you. Schedule tasks for earlier or later in the day to avoid midday heat. Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
07.09.14
The Clackamas County Children's Commission Head Start is now signing families up for the next school year. All the families need to do to sign up for free preschool is call the main office at 503-675-4565. They are answering phones from 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Thursday and 8:30am-2pm on Fridays (they are bilingual and have access to instant interpreting services when needed). Please feel free to leave a voicemail if you call outside of those times.
07.09.14
“Small Steps to Health and Wealth,” a nationally-recognized course designed to help people improve both their health and personal finances, is being offered in Stevenson. This course is designed to help participants become more familiar with recommendations for healthy eating, physical activity, and financial management.
07.08.14
Home Forward is opening waiting lists at more than half of its public housing apartment communities between July 9 and 12. The agency organizes public housing waiting lists by apartment community and bedroom size. The waiting lists opening are at 23 communities across Multnomah County, and the mix includes lists for one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.
07.07.14
On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 10am to 1pm, a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses will take place at Lane County Armed Forces Reserve Center, 3106 Pierce Parkway, Springfield, OR 97477.